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Florida Botanical Gardens

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Andrew Thoreson
Oct 2017
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How Big Not Rated
Importance Not Rated
Revisit? B
Birding C *
Wildlife D *
Summer Heat C
Terrain A
Fun Hike C *
Maintained A
Mosquitos B
Biting Files A
Ticks A
NOTE: Turtles probably
NOTE: Stroll on sidewalks
 LOCATION: Accuracy: Read me
Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL, Pinellas, USA, 33774

1) What It's Like

A botanical park with ponds in urban/suburban St.Pete. Descent birding.

2) Kinds of Birds

City birds, gallinules and maybe ducks, maybe some forest birds and warblers passing through. Not a huge hot spot for us.

3) Wildlife

It's urban so not much.

4) Amenities

Bathrooms. There were buildings - I want to say they had an education center type thing but we didn't stop.

5) Dear Ranger

Nice park - nice layout.

6) Time Requirements

5 min to an hour and a half.


More or less everything in St.Pete shows up as a "hot spot" for birding and virtually all of it is urban/suburban.  Our experience was to part in a parking lot and walk through a nice layout for a botanical park. It seems to be split into sections that connect nicely. The best parts were the areas around the bigger pond. Saw friendly gallinules. It's nice but I wouldn't make this in the top 5 if visiting the area on a long drive.

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