Gainesville Parks and Rec. hosts Frogs and Friends Friday

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) department’s Frogs and Friends program at the Morningside Nature Center is an educational program for children featuring live reptiles and amphibians. The program takes place on the first Friday of every month from September through May. Each month, a staff member skilled in environmental, wildlife … Continue reading Gainesville Parks and Rec. hosts Frogs and Friends Friday

La Chua Trail

Payne’s Prairie State Park became Florida’s first state preserve in 1970 when the state purchased the land from the Camp family; and located at the north entrance of Payne’s Prairie is the charming La Chua Trail. While Gainesville is known for its alligators, the La Chua Trail is home to such local wildlife as wild … Continue reading La Chua Trail