BIRDS, PLANTS, WILDFLOWERS and BUTTERFLIES

 

Throughout the Gadsden County region, lovers of the outdoors can enjoy a variety of nature and wildlife. At different times of the year will see:

Birds: Vibrant bird’s native to the area are no rare find for visitors and bird watchers to enjoy. Just to name a few locals: Eastern Bluebird, Swallow-Tailed Kite, Northern Cardinal, Screech Owl, Chipping Sparrow, Hooded Merganser, Scarlet Tanger, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Song Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Eastern Meadowlark, Great Egret, and more.
A great place to start planning a trip is: http://floridabirdingtrail.com/go/

Plants and Wildflowers: Gadsden scenery is breathtaking at all times of the year with many types of plants and wildflowers inhabiting its region. Some beautiful landscapes to look for are Adams’s Needle, Whitetop Pitcherplant, Leavenworth’s Tickseed, Coral Honeysuckle, Sundial Lupine, Stokes’ Aster, Daisy Fleabane, Butterweed, and Beggersticks. The Bear Creek tract at Lake Talquin State Forest is a great place for viewing plants and wildflowers. 

Butterflies: Luscious forests and plant life leave great habitats for the wide array of butterflies that call Gadsden home. Monarch, Buckeye, Spring Azure, Red Admiral, Hackberry Emperor, Giant Swallowtail, Red-spotted Purple, Painted Lady, Little Metalmark, Carolina Satyr, Twin Spot Skipper, Red-banded Hairstreak, Giant Swallowtail, Cabbage White, and Cloudless Sulphur are some the beautiful species that call this county home. The Bear Creek tract at Lake Talquin State Forest is a great place for viewing butterflies.