The view from Woodstork Trail in Hillmoor Lakes Park, Port St. Lucie, with the hospital in the background.
Meeting spot for this trip was Rivergate Park , PSL . It began raining as cars were arriving and decision was made to drive to a “hidden” birding area a few miles away.
Woodstork Trail/Hillmoor Lakes Park provided an example of a man-made park/ lake , that has been planted primarily with native Florida plants; it provides a beautiful bird habitat. Only one of the 11 birders on the trip had ever been here before; most had not heard of it. The trails are handicap accessible and except for an occasional jogger or dog-walker, we had the park to ourselves.
We next headed to eastern PSL and did some birding along Green River Parkway. Unfortunately, the trail into the Savannas was too flooded to allow us to enter into the woods, so instead we walked the higher land on the edge of the preserve that is set back from the road.
A special thanks to member Diane Goldberg for identifying the numerous native plants !