Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park Feb 2nd, 2013

This is my favorite time of year in Florida, when the sun is shining but it’s still breezy enough for a trip to the beach or a walk around the parks without feeling like you’ll die of heat exhaustion.

This past weekend it was my birthday, so my family and I decided to go on a little trip to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. I love this particular park because you can see and learn a lot without all the hustle and bustle of the bigger theme parks.  The walkways are set up beautifully and I can stop to take photographs, while Meg runs back and forth between her daddy and I,  without the fear of losing her to a crowd.

I think this Homosassa park is one of Florida’s many hidden gems!  Their educational programs include a 53-year-old hippopotamus named Lu, a manatee viewing center, alligators and some close up encounters with their reptiles.  They also recently added a shore bird aviary exhibit equipt with a nicely sized viewing area.  Between the beautiful weather, being with my family, and having my camera in tow it was the perfect way to spend my birthday.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful photos! We love it there too!


  2. Happy Birthday, it looks like it was a beautiful day.


  3. Happy birthday! Love the photos.


  4. Great pictures, this sounds like a lot of fun! Definitely the perfect time in Florida when its not too hot and not too cold. Great idea to go to a park.


  5. Wow! There truly are a lot of hidden gems on this side of the coast! I moved from Boca Raton to this side of the coast a few years back and this is the first I’ve heard about this wonderful park. Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing!


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