Frog Pond Wildlife Management Area and its neighbor to the south, Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area, encompass 32,000 acres of wetlands and prairie in Miami-Dade County, dotted with hardwood hammocks and cypress forest. There are many opportunities for hiking and biking, including the 13-mile South Dade Greenways Trail and the 2.5-mile shell rock levee road. These areas support 24 threatened or endangered plants and animals, including the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow.
For birders, the highlight of this expansive park is a single quarter-acre hammock known as Lucky Hammock, and with good reason – 226 species have been spotted here! During spring migration, you can potentially see upwards of 30 species of wood warbler. In the winter, keep your eyes peeled for the Painted Bunting and winter sparrows. This site also boasts multiple sightings of rare birds, including the Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Townsend’s Warbler and Yellow-headed Blackbird.
Address: SW 232 Ave., Homestead, FL 33034
Contact: (561) 686-8800
Hours: Daily, sunrise to sunset
March 2 – Bird and Nature Tour (St. Marks)
March 3 – Birding 101 at Fort Mose (St. Augustine)
March 7 – The Birds and the Bees Presentation (Palm Coast)
March 12 – Birding Trip to Werner-Boyce Springs State Park(Spring Hill)
March 16 – Manatee County Preserves Trip (Bradenton)
March 23 – Jumping Gully Preserve Trip (Spring Hill)
March 23 – Ocala National Forest Bird Walk (Silver Springs)
March 21 – Native Planting for Wildlife (Orlando)
March 27 – Pine Flatwoods Preserve Guided Nature Walk (St. James City)
March 30 – Aripeka Sandhills Preserve Trip (Hudson)
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Events must be related to birds or other wildlife and must be open to the public. Examples include interpretive programming, summer camps and family programs.