Sunnyhill Restoration Area on the Oklawaha River near Weirsdale, Florida is a gem of a park. It has several thousand acres of river bottom farm land, and a lot of the land has been restored to its natural state. There are huge swaths of natural open fields close to the river. There are mown areas and nature trails for easy flat hiking or horseback riding. There also are several small drainage ditch creeks running through the area. I walked about 1-1/2 miles while there. It was bucolic and oh-so-fun!
I was at Sunnyhill on January 20, 2015 and saw Sand Hill Cranes (a few in the far end of one pasture pictured, and three up close near the front gate which seem to like that area), several Northern Cardinals, a flock of Ibis in flight, and a lovely Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker. I also saw a few Eastern Phoebe birds. I am including several scenic views of the beautiful park here on today’s post. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!