Alderman's Ford Nature Preserve
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Location and Hours
Alderman’s Ford Preserve is 985 acres that serves as a portion of the South Hillsborough Wildlife Corridor, and provides a connection between other publicly owned lands along the Alafia River.
Natural habitats within the site include:
- bottomland forest
- seepage slopes
- xeric hammock
- remnant sandhill
- pine flatwoods
Listed animal species, including Sherman’s fox squirrel, sandhill crane, and gopher tortoise are also known to be residents on the site.
- Bird Watching
- Hiking Trail
- Pets Allowed