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Bird Walk at Serenola Forest Preserve

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bird Walk at Serenola Forest Preserve

Beginner birding enthusiasts, join ACT at Serenola Preserve for a guided bird walk. Masks are encouraged to be worn at all times during this event.

Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, and a hat. If you have them, please feel free to bring your own binoculars and/or spotting scopes. Face masks are encouraged.

Serenola Preserve

4706-4798 SW 20th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32608 or 29°36’30.8″N 82°20’56.5″W

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On December 6, 2018, Alachua Conservation Trust in partnership with Alachua County closed on the 111- acre Serenola Forest. Alachua County through the Alachua County Forever program used money generated by the 1/2-cent sales tax from Wild Spaces Public Places to purchase 103 acres. ACT purchased the remaining 7.7 acres with funding from supporters like you, private foundations, and charitable grants.

Serenola Forest is home to threatened plant and wildlife species and connects the woodland hammock to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Thus offering larger wildlife much needed room to roam and protection. Saving Serenola Forest not only benefits natural space, but also people who love to hike, bike, view wildlife, and gather together with the people they care about.

The preserve neighbors Oak Hammock at the University of Florida and Idylwild Elementary School. Please respect the neighborhood and private properties by always staying on the trails and taking home whatever you bring with you (i.e., trash). Learn more about this preserve here.

Trails are unpaved, and in some places can be muddy, uneven, or wet.

Parking is available at Idlywild Elementary School on weekends. There are two street parking spots available by the main trail head during the weekday, but trail access is primarily by foot or bike.

Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone at (352) 373-1078 or email at for more information.


April 19
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Serenola Preserve
4706-4798 SW 20th Terr.
Gainesville, FL 32608 United States
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