This WMA is dominated by open stands of slash pine flatwoods and
seasonally flooded prairies and marshes that are rich with
wildflowers. Prescribed fires are conducted and water levels
controlled to improve habitat for wildlife.
Twenty-four family groups of red-cockaded woodpeckers live here,
their cavity trees marked with a white-painted ring. The flatwoods
rustle with the movements of northern bobwhite, rabbits, gray
squirrels, raccoons, and white-tailed deer around dusk and dawn.
Wading birds forage in wet prairies and marshes throughout the day.
Look for common ground doves, loggerhead shrikes, red-winged
blackbirds, and eastern meadowlarks. Winter brings American
woodcocks and common snipe down from the North.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Take Interstate 75 south of Punta Gorda to exit 27 (Tucker's
Grade). Drive east 0.25 mile to area entrance.
Florida Wildlife Sites