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Crooked Lake Sandhill


801 Hollister Rd.
Babson Park


An open landscape dominated by grasses and wildflowers, the Lake Wales Ridge sandhill features a scattered overstory of longleaf pine and turkey oak trees. The yellow-sand soils and high elevation contain many endangered plant species. Four rare animals thrive here: gopher tortoises, eastern indigo snakes, sand skinks and scrub lizards. Look toward the trees to spot woodpeckers, an occasional osprey and the resident screech owls. You may even see a more common skink trying to blend in with the oak trees bark.

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