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Morning Bug Walk at Tuscawilla Preserve

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join Dr. Jiri Hulcr and Dr. Andrea Lucky for this family-friendly bug ID event at Tuscawilla Preserve!

Dr. Hulcr is the resident Forest Entomologist in the School of Forest Resources & Conservation at the University of Florida and Dr. Lucky is an evolutionary biologist and biodiversity scientist in the Department of Entomology & Nematology at the University of Florida.

Your own nets if possible, sun protection, water, and a sense of adventure. You will likely get your feet wet, so waterproof close-toed footwear is advisable. Face masks are required for all participants even if vaccinated.

Saturday, September 18th

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Meet at:

Micanopy Native American Heritage Preserve (across the street from Tuscawilla Preserve trailhead)
406 SE Tuscawilla Road
Micanopy, FL 32667

Directions to Micanopy Native American Heritage Preserve:

From Interstate 75 exit 374, Micanopy, follow CR 234 east for 0.6 mile to NW Seminary Avenue. Turn right and drive 0.7 mile through this historic residential district to NE Cholokka Boulevard, which is flanked by the historic downtown. Turn right and continue along the road as it leaves town and continues 0.5 mile to the parking area on the left.

The parking area is also just 0.3 mile west of US 441 along SE Tuscawilla Rd.

Tuscawilla Preserve includes a prairie and adjacent uplands with small creeks and mesic forests. Lake Tuscawilla contains open water during periods of high to moderate water levels and can be almost completely dry during prolonged droughts. This hydrologic variation is the limiting factor for much of the vegetation and defines the extent of the forest rim. The hardwood hammocks that surround the prairie are dominated by live oak, southern magnolia, hickories, and cabbage palms. Learn more here.

Tuscawilla Preserve was purchased with funds from the Florida Communities Trust.

Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone: (352) 373-1078 or email:


September 18
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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