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Big Cypress: Woodpeckers And Old Growth

Consider trying to spot a red-cockaded wood-pecker in Florida's Big Cypress Preserve a form of treasure hunting.

Getting There:

Access the Florida Trail trailhead at the Big Cypress visitor center on US 41, about 50 miles east of Naples.

Prime Time:

During nesting season from late April to early June.

Guides:

A Hiking Guide to the Trails of Florida, by Elizabeth F. Carter (Menasha Ridge Press, 800-247-9437; $12.95).

Contact:

Big Cypress National Preserve,

(941) 695-2000.

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