WFSU-TV's recent "Local Routes" program included segments on gopher tortoises at Birdsong, red cockaded woodpeckers at Tall Timbers, and why fire is an essential part of longleaf pine forest conservation. See WFSU Ecology Blog - Roaming the Red Hills to watch a replay of this informative documentary.
From the early 1800's to the present, the land now known as Birdsong was transformed from pristine longleaf pine forest to a plantation, then farm, and now a center for conservation and learning.   Founders Betty and Ed Komarek created this haven for wildlife so others will have a place to experience nature and become inspired to protect natural resources everywhere. Using fire, they created habitats that support a great diversity of wildlife species. The resulting living museum and outdoor classroom are used year round for natural history instruction and hands-on learning.
Features - Visit the Bird Window for an extraordinary and intimate bird-viewing experience. The surrounding gardens and pool have attracted over 160 species of birds, including many rare and first sightings. - Twelve miles of Nature Trails provide the perfect setting for casual hiking and exploration. - The Butterfly Garden, vibrant with colorful butterflies from April - November is an entrancing place to relax and observe the butterfly life cycle. - Tune in to the sounds of nature at the Listening Place, a screened pavilion overlooking Big Bay Swamp.
We invite you to experience Birdsong for yourself. Our hours are: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 4-12 years old Free to members