Join us Friday Dec. 11th from 11 am to 2 pm and enjoy Caesar salad and sandwiches, homemade cookies and view the majestic Sandhill cranes, which have returned in their annual migration at 4111 SW 69th Avenue Gainesville FL 32608.
One of the best things about Gainesville is the availability of outdoor space and our close access to nature. Our parks are some of the most beautiful in the state, including unique places like the Devil’s Millhopper, and access to the Rails-to-Trails network. The largest nature preserve in this system is Payne’s Prairie, a place where you can get a glimpse of what Florida was hundreds of years ago. Alligators sun themselves in the ponds, buffalo and horses roam the drier areas. These can be seen all year round, but there is a special group of snowbirds which takes up residence every winter, the Sandhill cranes. These birds, with their distinctive call, colorful plumage and large stature (they can stand four feet tall), migrate in flocks of thousands and present quite a spectacle when they land in the Prairie and settle in for the season.
Thanks to this great beauty, homes on the Prairie are in high demand, with some of the absolute best views in the city. Changing with the seasons, these views provide endless variety of nature in all its wonder. We have the privilege of listing one such home, built by a couple who love nature and especially birds of all kinds. Designed by Jay Reeves and built in 2006 by the McKinney Building Company, this home enjoys expansive views of the prairie and is gorgeous inside and out. With a commitment to sustainability, the owners stressed the use of the most environmentally-friendly building practices and materials, and this resulted in an attractive home with top-notch finishes but a low construction footprint. Come out on Friday end enjoy the wildlife and the views.
Door Prize of $100 gift certificate to Wild Birds Unlimited. Call Mike at 352-538-1092 with any questions or for directions. Free and open to the public.