Florida: Kissimmee Prairie State Park
March 5, 2012 1 Comment
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/