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The Rooks Trail - Homosassa Springs, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!
N 28° 45.601 W 082° 34.560
17R E 346134 N 3182416
Quick Description: The Rooks Trail is part of the Homosassa Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2010 8:39:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM8A01
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
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Long Description:
The Rooks Trail is a 2.7-mile wilderness-walking trail. The trailhead is two miles west of US19 on Burnt Bridge Road. This trail is a beautiful walk, away from any sign of human development. The trail is well marked and maintained, and is a mix of upland sandhill habitat with hardwood swamp, pine forest and open meadow. Wildlife is abundant, and bear may be seen.

Rooks Trail could be called the "Trail of Tranquility" for its beauty and peacefulness. Springtime is the best time to bird this trail for migratory birds. Summer time is a good time to observe Swallowtail Kites. Bring water and insect spray at all times.

Rooks Trail is an upland bird habitat with wild turkey and northern bobwhite common. Red tail and red shoulder hawks are seen. Merlin has been observed in migration. All the common passerines are here. Vireos, warblers and swallows may be seen. Barred owls and great horned owls are common, usually seen or heard in early evening. A thirty to forty bird count is possible on this trail during the winter to spring season. This is a must trail for any birder, not only for the large number of birds but also for the pleasure of visiting this trail.

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Managing Agency:
Florida Division of Forestry


Cluster Name: Eagle and Osprey

County: Citrus

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