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Description: The pond is a 41 acre man-made drainage facility managed by Charlotte County.  This pond is named in the memory of Ollie Hewitt, one of the PRAS’s best birders and volunteers.

Vegetation Communities: Man-made pond surrounded by pine flatwoods.

Location: Located east of Collingswood Blvd. and south of Wintergarden in Port Charlotte.  The parking lot is located on the northern part of the site near the intersection of Avon Avenue and Gobron Street.

Amenities: Parking lot and a trail surrounding the pond.  The trail is often wet and is rough in parts: be careful!

Animal Species:  You may not be able to see all these species

Birds that you may encounter at the POND: American coot AnhingaDouble-crested Cormorant Mottled Duck Ring-necked Duck Great Egret Pied-billed Grebe Great Blue Heron Green Heron Little Blue Heron Tricolored Heron Glossy Ibis Osprey Wood Stork Forster’s Tern Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Common Yellowthroat

Birds that you may encounter in the FLATLANDS and the general vincinity: Northern Cardinal Gray Catbird Eurasian-collared Dove Ground Dove Mourning Dove Northern Flicker Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Red-shouldered Hawk Blue Jay American Kestrel Northern Mockingbird Eastern Phoebee Bobwhite Quail American Robin Tree Swallow Vireo Chimney Swift Rufous-sided Towhee White-eyed Vireo Black Vulture Turkey Vulture Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Yellow-rumped WarblerYellow-throated Downy Woodpecker Pileated Woodpecker Red-bellied Woodpecker

Documented Mammals: Racoon

Documented Herps: Greenhouse frog Green Tree Frog Narrowmouth Toad Oak Toad Pig Frog Southern Toad

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