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The Buck Lake Conservation Area is located in Brevard/Seminole Counties Florida, The west entrance is located just 1/2 mile west of the Brevard/Seminole County line on State Road 46. State road 46 links the picturesque Florida towns of Sanford to the west and Mims to the east. Mims is about ten minutes north of Titusville, Florida. This little known conservation area is just about as wild as Florida gets. Motor vehicle access to the area is prohibited.
The Buck Lake Conservation Area is 9,291 acres of natural woodlands and wetlands. The endangered Florida Scrub Jay can often be seen in the eastern part of the conservation area. This area is noted for its 200 acres of scrubby flat woods.
It is not uncommon to spot the following: Florida Scrub Jay, Hairy Woodpecker, Wood Stork, Ground Dove, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture. Songbirds are abundant during the migration season. Other interesting sights include:
Other activities include the following: hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, fishing and primitive camping.
In Brevard County, take I-95 to exit 223, State Road 46, travel west on SR 46 about 6.4 miles. There are two separated parking areas on the (north) side of the road.
Parking areas can be accessed from SR 46. From the I-95/SR 46 interchange, the first is approximately one mile west on SR 46 on the north side of the road. The second is approximately 6.5 miles west on SR 46 on the north side of the road. The third can be accessedapproximately 10 miles west on SR 46, then turning north onto Morgan Alderman Road and going approximately 0.25 mile; the parking area is on the road’s east side.
For more information: Visit the Official Web Site
Remember if you've visited the area and have seen some interesting bird and wildlife sights drop us an email and we'll pass it along.
For a more complete listing of birds in the Central Florida area click here:/ Central Florida Bird Lists
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