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Turkey Creek Preserve Nature Hike

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The Alachua County Land Conservation Program invites the public to join staff and special guest Michael Drummond on a Nature Hike at Turkey Creek Preserve (6300 NW 93rd Avenue, Alachua) on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 8 a.m.

Visitors will experience a guided hike with opportunities to learn about plants, wildlife, restoration efforts, site history, and more. The hike will last approximately two to three hours, covering two to three miles.

Visitors should plan to bring drinking water, comfortable clothing, insect repellent, and footwear appropriate for hiking on uneven dirt and rocked trails with gently rolling hills. Participants should also bring a camera and binoculars if available (for spotting wildlife). The Preserve has no facilities (including restrooms or trash cans). Therefore, visitors should come prepared with what they need and leave with everything they bring.

“Turkey Creek Preserve has a great diversity of habitat types and abundant wildlife viewing opportunities,” said Alachua County Senior Environmental Specialist Ryan Kennelly. “Since opening in 2021 it has quickly become one of the County’s most visited Preserves.”

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