DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Volusia County Bartram Trail
Bartram Noticed Migration
William Bartram was among the first naturalists to describe, name, or illustrate Florida birds, and one of the first to explain how migration works. He saw birds in Florida during the winter that he knew to disappear for those months in colder regions. Bartram notes that people of his day “imagined they went to the moon” or “retired in caves” for the winter.
Bartram identified it as “a little green bittern or poke, a pretty bird.”
Florida Sandhill Crane
“Behold the loud, sonorous, watchful savannah crane (grus pratensis) with musical clangor, in detached squadrons.”
Florida Scrub Jay
Bartram was perhaps the first to notice the Florida Scrub Jay "…a species of jay; they are generally of an azure blue colour, have no crest or tuft of feathers on the head, nor are they so large as the great crested blue jay of Virginia, but are equally clamorous."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Arts, Letters, Music Exploration • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list.
Location. 29° 0.051′ N, 81° 21.337′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Kalua Way just north of Alhambra Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the Bartram Gardens Trail at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2636 Alhambra Avenue, Deland FL 32720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartram's Plants (a few steps from this marker); Bartram's Fish (a few steps from this marker); Bartram in Volusia County (a few steps from this marker); Bartram Gardens & Trail (a few steps from this marker); Who was William Bartram? (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Cedar (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Magnolia (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Bartram Gardens & Trail
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.