NEW Birding Trails

The Santa Fe River Preserve, which the Alachua Conservation Trust opened to the public in November, is a 900-acre parcel of forest and pasture on State Road 121 just south of the Union County line. There are two trails, the 1.5-mile South Trail (4.5 miles north of LaCrosse) and the 0.75-mile North Trail (5.4 miles north of LaCrosse). Both show promise as birding spots – each trail has its own eBird Hotspot – or just as places where you can take a peaceful walk.