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History of Bogey Creek Preserve

After nearly two decades of conversations, negotiations, and yes, some blood, sweat and a few tears, Bogey Creek Preserve is finally a reality. North Florida Land Trust’s first publicly accessible park, Bogey Creek Preserve is a 75-acre gem in the Pumpkin Hill neighborhood of north Jacksonville. Prior to becoming a preserve, four generations of the Spencer family enjoyed the natural beauty and tranquility of this land. Sue Spencer, an author and environmentalist, lived on the property for decades and affectionately referred to the property as “Bugtussle.” North Florida Land Trust worked with the Spencer family to protect their land and raised the funds needed to purchase the property in 2017, a few months after Sue Spencer’s passing at the age of 97.

 

Bogey Creek Preserve is now part of 7 Creeks Recreation Area

Bogey Creek Preserve is now part of a connection of parks and preserves known as the 7 Creeks Recreation Area. The new designation is part of a partnership between NFLT, the City of Jacksonville, Florida State Parks, the National Park Service, and Timucuan Parks Foundation. It was created to highlight the area that is home to seven parks and preserves and the seven creeks that run through the area which include Bogey Creek, Clapboard Creek, Cedar Point Creek, Edwards Creek, Fitzpatrick Creek, Horseshoe Creek, and Pumpkin Hill Creek. Read more about 7 Creeks Recreation Area.

 

 

Visiting Bogey Creek Preserve

Bogey Creek Preserve, located at approximately 5500 Cedar Point Road in North Jacksonville, is now open to the public daily, from sunrise to sunset. This preserve showcases cypress swamps, coastal forests, and salt marsh that support a wide variety of wildlife. Visitors are invited to enjoy the walking trails, picnic areas, and scenic views, or land their kayaks at our landing on Bogey Creek. Check our calendar of events for upcoming nature tours, trail work days, and more this fall and winter! We’re excited to share this beautiful place with our community and we hope to see you at Bogey Creek Preserve.

Learn more about the many amphibians and reptiles you may discover while visiting Bogey Creek Preserve by checking out our herpetology field guide!

 

 

 

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***All guided hikes are SOLD OUT***
The Bogey Creek Preserve Grand Opening is this Saturday!
Join the North Florida Land Trust this Saturday as they celebrate their first public access preserve, Bogey Creek Preserve! They'll have several tours throughout the day; Birdwatching Trip 8 AM – 10 AM
Nature Yoga & Hike 9 AM – 11 AM
Naturalist Tour 11 AM – 1 PM
Botany Hike 2 PM – 4 PM by Florida Native Plant Society President Susan Carr PhD!
Location:
6141 Cedar Point Rd, Jax 32226
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org
Sign Up: Space is limited; sign-up for free;
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UPDATE: Deadline extended from Oct. 31 to Jan. 31 for the expansion of Bogey Creek Preserve. Only $50,000 needed to meet our goal! Visit the link in our bio to support the Bogey Creek Expansion.
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A bronze frog spotted in the cypress swamp at Bogey Creek Preserve. Check out the strong dorsolateral folds that extend behind each eye down the individual’s back. Hop 🐸 on over to Bogey Creek Preserve for a chance to see this species!

📷: Alexa Putillo • Bogey Creek Preserve

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TODAY is the first day of spring which marks the start of the Bogey Creek Preserve Scavenger Hunt! Participants will have three weeks to find all of the items until the scavenger hunt closes on Saturday, April 10th. This scavenger hunt features 12 items to find that represent a variety of plant and animal life that call Bogey Creek Preserve Home. All you need to participate is an excitement for the outdoors and a phone or camera to take photos. #bogeycreekpreserve ...

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Have you participated in the Bogey Creek Preserve Scavenger Hunt? The deadline to find our 12 items is April 10th. Visit the preserve soon to find and photograph the 12 items on our list. Submit your photos for a chance to win NFLT swag. #bogeycreekpreserve ...

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A $10,000 matching challenge grant has been issued by the Timucuan Parks Foundation @timucuanparks for the expansion of Bogey Creek Preserve! Thats doubling your impact! If you are interested in supporting this initiative please visit the link in our bio. #bogeycreekpreserve #bogeycreek #northfloridawild #northfloridalandtrust ...

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After a wildly popular opening year, we are excited to announce an opportunity to expand the footprint and impact of #BogeyCreekPreserve! We hope to acquire 12 acres of adjacent forests and streams to expand the Bogey Creek Preserve trail system and protect this neighboring property from development. We only have until October to save this land!

Help us raise the needed funds by visiting the link in our bio and donating today!

📷: Douglas J. Eng of Bogey Creek Preserve
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We are excited to announce that the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida has issued a challenge grant of $125,000 to protect Bogey Creek Preserve, 70 acres of wildlands in north Jacksonville.
The property would be North Florida Land Trust's first public preserve, connect miles of recreational trails and protect habitat for bald eagles, bobcats and otters.
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To donate, please go to our website at www.northfloridalandtrust.org or call Dana at (904) 859-1823 to discuss a major gift.
Photo credit: @keithnovosel
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