It was a perfect Florida winter day for a walk in the Refuge. Though it started off cool enough for light jackets, before the walk was over, most of us were wearing the jackets tied around our waists. Bill Peterson, Maggie Funchion, Sally Beveridge, Kit Lane, Jane Reineke , Susan Davis-Hyllested and myself, Donna Thalacker, met at the beginning to Cabin Road and walked the road for a couple of hours. We heard and saw plenty of birds, but it was too cold for alligators and we did not see any otters. So, Jane entertained us by doing a balancing act on a log in the water! Fortunately, she didn’t get wet and thanked her yoga practice for such good balance!
Fire: More than 2,000 acres, mostly in Levy County, have been treated with prescribed burning since January.
Forests: On the Dixie County side, where weather has not been as good for prescribed burning, with the help of the Refuge's new Cat more than 70,000 legacy trees have been planted.
Need information: Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Visitors are welcome to walk or bicycle around yellow Refuge gates.
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