On Tuesday, February 2nd, The Peace River Audubon Society will lead a hike at the Tippecanoe Environmental Park in Charlotte County.
Tippecanoe Environmental Park, also referred to as Tippecanoe I, is a 380 acre preserve consisting of oak scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, coastal hammock, floodplain forest, salt marshes and mangrove swamps. Tippecanoe is home to a family of Florida Scrub Jays, as well as a large population of gopher tortoises. Boardwalks provide visitors the opportunity to observe the bird life within the mangroves and look out over the marshes. Tippecanoe Environmental Park is located at 2400 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL.
To get there: Travel onto SR 776 toward the El Jobean area. Tippecanoe is located behind the Charlotte Sport’s Park Stadium. Contact trip leader, Larry Behrens at 941-204-1708 for more information. The hike starts at 8:00 AM.