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Circle B Bar Reserve by R9 Studios FL
Circle B Bar Reserve by R9 Studios FL

Circle B Bar Reserve, on the northwest shore of Lake Hancock, is a former cattle ranch that today boasts a wide variety of plants and animals. The most diverse wildlife areas are scattered seasonal marshes. These shallow wetlands harbor many insects and reptiles, which attract animals higher in the food chain, such as wading birds and alligators. Be on the lookout for alligators, eagles, osprey, red shouldered hawks, wild turkey, barred owls, wood storks, white ibis, sandhill cranes, moorhens, pied-billed grebes, black-necked stilts, red-bellied woodpeckers, bobwhite quails, eastern meadowlarks, savannah sparrows, American kestrels, great blue herons, American white pelicans, sandpipers, spoonbills, great egrets, ducks and other waterfowl and wading birds. You might also see otters, bobcats, grey fox, armadillos, squirrels (gray and fox varieties), frogs, turtles, black racer snakes, five-lined racerunner lizards and other reptiles. Many migratory birds can be found here in the winter months.

The reserve’s trail system provides countless opportunities for photographers and painters who seek to capture the beauty of nature. The abundance of birds and insects makes this location a favorite among nature artists. Please follow proper etiquette when photographing wildlife or plants, and remember not to put yourself or the subject at risk.  Circle B Reserve  (Lakeland, Florida, USA)

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