Sarasota Area Preserves

Nature Preserves

8050 Springfield Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231
This 11.2-acre preserve was purchased in 2002. The Bayonne parcel provides important cultural resources as well as a refuge for gopher tortoises and other imperiled species.

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240
The location of the site and the large number of diverse bird species make the Celery Fields an ideal location for wildlife watching and passive recreational use.

Circus Hammock
4572 17th St
Sarasota, FL 34235
The preserve’s walking trails will lead you under a canopy of oaks, red maple, hackberry, and American elm. Visitors may see woodpeckers, box turtles, red-shouldered hawks, barred owls and an assortment of songbirds.

Old Miakka Preserve
251 Myakka Road
Sarasota, FL 34230
Visitors may see diverse natural communities – including scrub, pine flatwoods and seasonal wetlands. Visitors can also observe gopher tortoises, swallowtail butterflies, an assortment of songbirds and wildflowers.

Red Bug Slough
Lake Arrowhead Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
72-acre, wooded preserve offering trails, a butterfly garden & a small lake with a fishing dock.

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