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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, St. Petersburg

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  • We went on the tram ride.....our volunteer driver was so much fun, Dave, he showed us far more than we would have seen on our own and then some. Alligators, wild birds, trees/flowers, I loved it.  more »
  • Interesting visit which taught us about the nature and wildlife in Florida. We took the tram tour and the guide was knowledgeable and showed us what to look for when scouting for animals. We saw some ...  more »
  • I'm looking forward to go back when it is a bit cooler since it was about 90 degrees today. I still enjoyed the walk but there was not quite enough shade to make it tolerable in the Florida summer. It...  more »
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  • Multiple habitats accessible on well maintained trails. Spacious enough that it's easy to forget you're still in the city. Home to several threatened Florida native species. Birding is unpredictable but can yield some nice surprises. Raptor aviary and butterfly gardens. Staffed nature/education center/gift shop with touch tables and interactive displays. Staff is engaged and knowledgeable. Tram tours available. One flush restroom in the front of the park.
  • People that complain about paying a few dollars for entrance to this grand preserve need to understand that keeping a park this beautiful and habitable for the animals is not free. This park is always maintained very well. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Every time I have been to this preserve I see dozens of species of various animals and plant life. This is one of my favorite nature preserves in the state of Florida!
  • What more could you ask for the $3 admission price. There is a very knowledgeable group of volunteers. I spoke with one person over by the displays where they have the birds and learned so much from the short conversation. The tram ride guide explained a good deal about the park and pointed out features that would have been missed. I did not take the tram ride but there was a couple from out of state who were taking the tram ride. We spoke for a bit with the couple from out of state and the person giving the tour. You get to meet so many nice folks when you visit these local treasures that are not to far away.
  • I really like Boyd Hill because it's ones of the few places you can still enjoy nature in Town. You can walk 🚶 the trial, they have a ride you can take with a guide who tell you about Boyd Hill. You can ride bikes or just walk 🚶. They have an area that u can see some of the native birds. It is a great place for a family outing.
  • This is a fun place if you want to learn a little more about the local nature and habitat. We did the tram tour and enjoyed it - it's quite a long tour at 1 hour and 20 mins. $5 per adult. Not bad.

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