This preserve contains 278 acres of longleaf pine and turkey oak,
with seven miles of nature trails and a boardwalk through a cypress
dome. There are excellent seasonal wildflower displays.
Sandhill species predominate at Morningside, including gopher
tortoise, fox squirrel, pocket gophers, and rufous-sided towhees.
Bachman's sparrow, pine warbler, eastern bluebird, brown-headed
nuthatch, American kestrel, and wild turkey frequent the flatwoods.
Spring and summer bring great crested flycatchers, prothonotary
warblers, and pileated woodpeckers to the cypress dome.
City of Gainesville
From Gainesville, take U.S. Highway 441 to East University Avenue,
then travel east for 3.5 miles on East University Avenue. The
sanctuary is on the north side of the road.
Other North East
Florida Wildlife Sites