Such a gem in populated st Petersburg! I'm a native st Pete girl and love to take friends to these park to experience nature and real Florida!
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I am lucky enough to spend part of each year about ten minutes from this gem of a park and go there often. We have seen alligators there every time, as well as many different water birds, other birds, turtles, raccoons and so on. Guided...More
Always enjoy visiting this preserve with rescued birds. Aviary has an eagle, owls, hawks, vulture. Welcome center has friendly staff & very educational with 'hands on' artifacts. Walking trails are clear, easy to follow and peaceful. Love this oasis in the middle of civilization.
On a whim, my sister-in-law and my 16 year old son and I decided to go for a hike while my brother was at his training in Tampa. First off, it was a gorgeous and easy drive from Tampa to St. Petersburg! This place was...More
Who would believe that right in the middle of the city would be a really nice nature preserve full of wildlife? Yes, you are likely to see alligators, gopher tortoises, lots of birds and even an occasional diamond back rattlesnake or water moccasin, They also...More
We spent the morning of Earth Day learning many interesting facts about the grounds of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. They have a great Environmental Education Center that has displays of interest, a gift shop, and bathrooms. We paid an entrance fee of $3 each and...More
If you're not familiar with the area you might have a little trouble finding it. Bring mosquito repellent. Lots of alligators and other wildlife.
The boardwalk enables you to look right down on gators of all sizes, including babies, and safely be just feet away from them. Gorgeous shore birds, lovely, well-maintained trails, playground, picnic area, and easy parking. Boyd Hill has a gift shop and an inside exhibit...More
This is the most wonderful spot, a green oasis in the middle of the city. We make a point of at least one visit per season, especially love the Raptor Fest, enjoy the imaginative sculptures, and love the variety of birds and wildlife. Great Gift...More