Florida: Kissimmee Prairie State Park

Kissimmee Prairie Vista

Kissimmee Prairie Waterway

Kissimmee Prairie State Park preserves Florida’s largest dry prairie. The 54,000 acre park is home to many endangered plants and animals. The prairie has more species of plants per acre than anywhere else in the United States, and its 79-species butterfly list is the longest in Florida!  Grassland vistas stretch to the horizon, and the night sky is spectacular for stargazing. 

UPDATE December 2015:  Kissimmee Prairie State Park has been named Florida’s First Dark Sky Place.  A public ceremony to mark this achievement by the Sunshine State will be held on February 6, 2016.  More info is at:  http://darksky.org/kissimmee-prairie-preserve-state-park-named-floridas-first-dark-sky-place/

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

One Response to Florida: Kissimmee Prairie State Park

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