Friday, June 10, 2011
The northern part of the Ocala National Forest nurtures upland habitats of rolling sandhills topped with longleaf pines and oaks. Wiregrass thrives, carpeting the forest floor in a misty haze that turns to lilac in winter. Surface water is found only in scattered flatwoods ponds north of Kerr Island. The trail circles Hopkins Prairie, a significant natural feature rich with wildflowers and wildlife, at the south end of this segment.- From Florida Trail Association
This is a new prairie for me. I'm enjoying researching it and painting it from reference images.