UNF Preserve Hike / by Allen Ball

Today I walked the Goldenrod (2.8 mi) and Blueberry (1.5mi) trails in the Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails within the Sawmill Slough Preserve. The preserve includes wetland and some drier habitats like longleaf pine- Turkey Oak woodlands at the sand ridge which were once ancient sand dunes whereas the wetlands just below was an ancient backwater lagoon.