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Wading Birds

Early and heavy rainfall in the area have rapidly brought on wet conditions throughout the park. With this change from drought to wet conditions brings vibrant changes throughout the park. Wildlife such as deer and turkey are moving to dry ground and can be seen close to the road. The canopy road on the park drive is lush and green with resurrection fern and bromeliads. Wading birds such as herons, egrets and limpkins are abundant. Where the park was very dry is now full of life giving water. Trails are still open but expect that many will be wet or flooded. If you brave to venture out plan accordingly and you will be rewarded with a memorable experience as you venture the habitats that are the floodplain of the wild and scenic Myakka River.