Circle B Bar Reserve
Explore the great wild spaces of the Circle B Bar Reserve as you are in the City of Lakeland. See the numerous birds that call the protected land space home. Look for the white ibis and bald eagle. Meet up with other birding enthusiasts at this stop on the Great Florida Birding Trail.
See bobcats, alligators and many other animals that call the region home. Don’t be afraid because the protected rails around the reserve will keep you near these animals so you will have a good eyeshot without being overly close. With around 1,200 acres of space, you will certainly find a number of spaces to see animals at.
Talk a walk along one of the hiking trails around the region in Lakeland, FL. Watch for many local plants around the trails. Get access to the larger Fort Fraser Trail through a small route located in the middle of the reserve.
Visit Polk’s Nature Discovery Center while out here at the park in Lakeland, Florida. See exhibits devoted to the plants and animals of South Florida. Learn about the ecosystems that surround the state including its many lakes, flatlands and wetlands. Take the kids to explore many hands-on exhibits on science and geological studies.