List of Places That I Have Led Walks Across Florida
November 12, 2017
By: Andy Firk

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QUESTION: “Andy, where have you led plant walks in Florida?” Well, I thought that I would finally compile a mostly complete list. Here’s are the over 200 locations where I have led plant walks in Florida over the past 24 years, from1993-2017. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have seen so much beauty while strolling along, chatting about plants with over 30,000 attendees. MORE WILL BE ADDED TO THIS LIST OFTEN. 
1.Alexander Springs – OCALA 
2.Alice Wainwright Park – MIAMI 
3.All World Acres, Sustainable Living Conference – PLANT CITY 
4.Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park – HAINES CITY 
5.Amberjack Environmental Park – ENGLEWOOD 
6.Anastasia State Park – ST. AUGUSTINE 
7.Arbuckle Tract, Lake Wales Ridge State Forest – FROSTPROOF 
8.Archbold Biological Station – LAKE PLACID 
9.Arlington Park – SARASOTA 
10.Avalon State Park – FORT PIERCE 
11.Bahia Honda State Park – BIG PINE KEY 
12.Bamboo Grove – ARCADIA 
13.Barefoot Beach Preserve – BONITA SPRINGS 
14.Bayshore Live Oak Park – PORT CHARLOTTE 
15.Beacon Community Garden – CLEARWATER 
16.Big Cypress National Preserve – OCHOPEE 
17.Big Small Farm – BUSHNELL 
18.Bill Baggs State Park, Cape Florida– KEY BISCYANE 
19.Biscayne National Park – HOMESTEAD 
20.Blackburn Point Park – SARASOTA 
21.Blanchard Park – ORLANDO 
22.Bowman’s Beach – SANIBEL ISLAND 
23.Boyd Hill – ST. PETE 
24.Brownsville Park – SANIBEL ISLAND 
25.Captiva Island Beach – CAPTIVA ISLAND 
26.Carlton Preserve – VENICE 
27.Carlton’s Ranch – ARCADIA 
28.Caspersen Beach – VENICE 
29.Castello Hammock Park – GOULDS 
30.Cauley Square – GOULDS 
31.Cayo Costa State Park – CAYO COSTA ISLAND 
32.Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park – PUNTA GORDA 
33.Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center – PUNTA GORDA 
34.Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park – PUNTA GORDA 
35.Circle B Bar Reserve – LAKELAND 
36.Cliff Stephens Park – CLEARWATER 
37.Coconut Grove Farmer’s Market – COCONUT GROVE 
38.Colt Creek State Park – LAKELAND 
39.Coquina Beach [for seaweed[]- BRADENTON BEACH 
40.Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary – NAPLES 
41.Covewinds Farm – PORT CHARLOTTE 
42.Crandon Park Beach – KEY BISCAYNE 
43.Crooked Lake Prairie – BABSON PARK 
44.David T. Kennedy Park – COCONUT GROVE 
45.Deep Creek Preserve – ARCADIA 
46.Deer Prairie Creek Preserve, Myakka River – NORTH PORT 
47.DeSoto Memorial Park – BRADENTON 
48.Devil’s Millhopper State Geological Site – GAINESVILLE 
49.Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Wildlife Drive – SANIBEL ISLAND 
50.Don Pedro Island State Recreation Area – BOCA GRANDE 
51.Eagle Lake Park – LARGO 
52.Earth N Us Farm – MIAMI 
53.East Flatwoods – SARASOTA 
55.Eco Farm – PLANT CITY 
56.Emerson Point Park – PALMETTO 
57.Everglades International Hostel – FLORIDA CITY 
58.Everglades National Park, Anhinga Trail – HOMESTEAD 
59.Everglades National Park, Chekika – HOMESTEAD 
60.Everglades National Park, Eco Pond – HOMESTEAD 
61.Everglades National Park, Flamingo – HOMESTEAD 
62.Everglades National Park, Gumbo Limbo Trail – HOMESTEAD 
63.Everglades National Park, Hell’s Bay [canoe trip] – HOMESTEAD 
64.Everglades National Park, Mahogany Hammock – HOMESTEAD 
65.Everglades National Park, Flamingo – HOMESTEAD 
66.Everglades National Park, Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook – HOMESTEAD 
67.Everglades National Park, Royal Palm – HOMESTEAD 
68.Everglades National Park, Shark Valley 
69.Fairchild Tropical Gardens – CORAL GABLES 
70.Fakahatchee  Strand State Preserve – COPELAND 
71.Fanning Springs State Recreation Area – FANNING SPRINGS 
72.Fern Forest Nature Center – POMPANO BEACH 
73.Fisheating Creek – PALMDALE 
74.Florida Botanical Gardens – LARGO 
75.Fort DeSoto Park – ST. PETE 
76.Fruit and Spice Park – HOMESTEAD 
77.Ginny Springs – ALACHUA 
78.Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum – ST. PETE 
79.Great Spirit Farm – BROOKSVILLE 
80.Green Dreams, Sandhill Farm – SPRING HILL 
81.Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, West Tract – DADE CITY 
82.Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, East Tract – LAKELAND 
83.Greynold’s Park – NORTH MIAMI BEACH 
84.Gulfport downtown – GULFPORT 
85.Hammock Park – DUNEDIN 
86.Harbour Heights Park – PUNTA GORDA 
87.Hare Krishna Temple – ALACHUA 
88.Hathaway Park – PUNTA GORDA 
89.Hawthorne Farmer’s Market – HAWTHORNE 
91.Hickey’s Creek – NORTH FORT MYERS 
92.Hickory Hammock Wildlife Management Area – LORIDA 
93.Hickory Lake Scrub – FROSTPROOF 
94.Highlands Hammock State Park – SEBRING 
95.Hillsborough River State Park – THONOTOSASSA 
96.Hollinsgworth Ranch - ARCADIA 
97.Homestead Bayfront Park – HOMESTEAD 
98.Honeymoon Island State Park – DUNEDIN 
99.Indian Mound Park – ENGLEWOOD 
100.JB Starkey Wilderness Park – NEW PORT RICHEY 
101.Jelks Preserve – NORTH PORT 
102.John Paul’s Ranch – ARCADIA 
103.John Pennekamp State Park, Cannon Beach – KEY LARGO 
104.Johnson Manor – WINTER PARK 
105.Jonathan Dickinson State Park – HOBE SOUND 
106.[The] Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden – COCONUT GROVE 
107.Kanapaha Botanical Garden – GAINESVILLE 
108.Kashi Ashram – SEBASTIAN 
109.Key Largo Hammock State Botanical Site – KEY LARGO 
110.Kinnard Farm – ARCADIA 
111.Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve – OKEECHOBEE 
112.Kiwanis Park – PORT CHARLOTTE 
113.Koreshan State Historic Site – ESTERO 
114.Lake-June-In-Winter Scrub State Park – SEBRING 
115.Lake Kissimmee State Park – LAKE WALES 
116.Lake Manatee State Recreation Area – BRADENTON 
117.Lake Seminole Park – SEMINOLE 
118.Lake Wales Ridge State Forest – FROSTPROOF 
119.Lakeland downtown – LAKELAND 
120.Lakes Regional Park – FORT MYERS 
121.Larry and Penny Thompson Park – MIAMI 
122.Lazy Hollow Farm – LAKELAND 
123.Leffis Key – BRADENTON BEACH 
124.Lemon Bay Park – ENGLEWOOD 
125.Lettuce Lake Park – TAMPA 
126.Leu Gardens – ORLANDO 
127.Lido Beach [for seaweed] – SARASOTA 
128.Little Manatee River State Park – WIMAUMA 
129.Live Oak Bayshore Park – PORT CHARLOTTE 
130.Lover’s Key State Recreation Area – BONITA BEACH 
131.Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve – TAMPA 
132.Lowry Park – TAMPA 
133.Lummis Park – MIAMI BEACH 
134.Macks’ Fishing Camp [boat trip] – MIAMI 
135.Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site – ELLENTON 
136.Manasota Scrub Preserve - ENGLEWOOD 
137.Matanzas Pass Preserve – FORT MYERS BEACH 
138.Matheson Hammock Park – CORAL GABLES 
139.Mead Gardens – ORLANDO 
140.Miccosukee Indian Village – MIAMI 
141.Millcreek Preserve – ALACHUA 
142.Miracle Farm – VENICE 
143.Moccasin Lake Nature Park – CLEARWATER 
144.Morgan Park – ARCADIA 
145.Mound Key Museum – FORT MYERS BEACH 
146.Mounts Botanical Garden – WEST PALM BEACH 
147.Myakka River State Park – SARASOTA 
148.Myakka River State Park, Myakka Prairie Tract – SARASOTA 
149.Myakka State Forest – ENGLEWOOD 
150.Myakkahatchee Park – NORTH PORT 
151.Natural Chai Farm – DAVIE 
152.Neal Preserve – BRADENTON 
153.Ocala National Forest, Hopkins Prairie – OCALA 
154.Ocala National Forest, Ocala North Trail – OCALA 
155.Ocala National Forest, Ocala South Trail – OCALA 
156.Old Miakka Preserve – SARASOTA 
157.Oleta River State Recreation Area – NORTH MIAMI 
158.Ollie’s Pond – PORT CHARLOTTE 
159.Open Studio – ENGLEWOOD 
160.Oscar Scherer State Park, Green Trail – OSPREY 
161.Palm Arboretum – ST. PETE 
162.Palma Sola Botanical Park – PALMA SOLA 
163.Paynes Creek State Historic Site – BOWLING GREEN 
164.Paynes Prairie State Preserve – MICANOPY 
165.Peace River Campground – ARCADIA 
166.Peace River Farm – ARCADIA 
167.Peacock Park – COCONUT GROVE 
168.Philippe Park – SAFETY HARBOR 
169.Picnic Beach? – TAMPA 
170.Pine Creek Park – VENICE 
171.Pinebrook Park – VENICE 
172.Pocono Trail Preserve – NOKOMIS 
173.Poe Springs Park – HIGH SPRINGS 
174.Ponce De Leon Park – PUNTA GORDA 
175.Pond Apple Trail – SANIBEL ISLAND 
176.Possum Trot Nursery – HOMESTEAD 
177.Prairie Creek Preserve – PUNTA GORDA 
178.Prairie / Shell Creek – PUNTA GORDA 
179.Rainbow Springs State Park – DUNNELLON 
180.Red Bug Slough – SARASOTA 
181.Retreats by the Lake, Camp La Llanada – LAKE WALES 
182.Ridge Audubon Center – BABSON PARK 
183.Robinson Preserve – PALMETTO 
184.Rose Kalajian’s Herb School – WESLEY CHAPEL 
185.RV Griffin Reserve – ARCADIA 
186.Rye Preserve – PARRISH 
187.Sand Key Park – CLEARWATER 
188.Sanibel Captiva Native Plant Nursery adjoining trails – SANIBEL ISLAND 
189.Sarasota downtown – SARASOTA 
190.Savannas Preserve State Park – PORT ST. LUCIE 
191.Secret Woods Nature Center – FORT LAUDERDALE 
192.Selby Botanical Garden – SARASOTA 
193.Shamrock Park and Nature Center – VENICE 
194.Shell Creek Preserve – PUNTA GORDA 
195.Six Mile Cypress Slough – FORT MYERS 
196.Sleeping Turtles Preserve – VENIC E
197.South Lido Beach – SARASOTA 
198.Spanish Point – SARASOTA 
199.Sprawling Oaks Farm – ARCADIA 
200.Starkey Wilderness Preserve – NEW PORT RICHEY 
201.Stump Pass Beach – ENGLEWOOD 
202.Sun Ray Scrub – FROSTPROOF 
203.Sunnyspot Gardens – TAMPA 
204.Sweetwater Organic Community Garden – TAMPA 
205.Ten Thousand Islands [canoe trip] – EVERGLADES CITY 
206.Terra Ceia Preserve Frog Creek – PALMETTO 
207.Tiger Creek Preserve – BABSON PARK 
208.Tippecanoe Park – PORT CHARLOTTE 
209.Topeekeegee Yungee Park – HOLLYWOOD 
210.Tradewinds Park, Butterfly World – COCONUT CREEK 
211.Tropical Bamboo Nursery – LOXAHATCHEE 
212.Tropical Park – MIAMI 
213.Unbelievable Acres – WEST PALM BEACH 
214.USF Botanical Garden – TAMPA 
215.Venice Rookery – VENICE 
216.Wallaby Ranch – DAVENPORT 
217.War Veteran’s Memorial Park – ST. PETE 
218.Warm Mineral Springs – NORTH PORT 
219.Weedon Island Preserve – ST. PETE 
220.Withlacoochee State Forest, Citrus Tract – BROOKSVILLE 
221.Withlacoochee State Forest Citrus Tract North – BROOKSVILLE 
222.Withlacoochee State Forest, Brooksville Caves – BROOKSVILLE 
223.Yamato Scrub – BOCA RATON
224. Crescent Beach - SARASOTA
225. Turtle Beach - SARASOTA
226. Celery Fields - SARASOTA
227. Twin Lakes Park -  SARASOTA
Egmont Key State Park - ST. PETERSBURG
Paleo Hammock Preserve - FORT PIERCE 
Rock Springs Run State Reserve - APOPKA