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A Fantastic Fenney Friday!


Fenney Springs and the Fenney Neighborhood of The Villages, FL has a variety of wildlife!  Sandhill Cranes, a Glossy Ibis, a Snowy Egret, a Great Egret, a tiny Palm Warbler, an Anhinga bird, several freshwater turtles, a Great Blue Heron, and several shorebirds were all recently spotted in the Fenney Springs area and Hammock Golf Course (Red Fox and Grey Fox courses) area ponds and springs.  I have read the area also is occasionally home to River Otters and an Alligator or two.

The Nature Walk is a short walk along a boardwalk over the Fenney Springs itself.  The walk has scenic views of the little creek and the bubbling springs ponds.  I usually see several turtles and occasionally a wading bird and even a few songbirds.

The golf course is close to the Fenney Springs and the main highway entrance into the various new neighborhoods here in The Villages, FL.  The shallow pond where I saw the Glossy Ibis, the egrets, and shorebirds is to the right side of the entrance road for the Hammock Red Fox and Grey Fox golf courses close to the parking lot for the courses.  I think it is amazing that I saw all of these animals and birds in such a small area of a neighborhood all on the same afternoon!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!




A Nature Walk in The Village of Fenney, The Villages, FL

A trio of Cooter Turtles, a pair of Florida Mottled Ducks, a Monarch Butterfly, a Fence Lizard, a Carolina Wren and a couple of Great Egrets (not shown here due to blurry rainy pictures) were all spotted on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the afternoon at the lovely Fenney Springs Nature Trail and Spanish Moss Park in The Village of Fenney in The Villages, FL.

The Fenney area is among the most recently developed areas of The Villages, and it has an especially  beautiful regional park!  The springs are a natural area with added man-made ponds among the fields and Live Oaks.  The park has a lovely accessible boardwalk nature trail.  There also are a few well-placed picnic tables in the grassy area slightly away from the boardwalk and close to the rear pond.  There seemed to be a good amount of parking available for cars and carts, too.  We had to cut our quick visit short due to thunderstorms.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!


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