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Bagdad in Santa Rosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Animals Along the Blackwater River

 
 
Animals Along the Blackwater River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. Animals Along the Blackwater River Marker
Inscription. When William Bartram rode on horseback through the upper Florida peninsula in 1744, much of his journey was through longleaf pine forests. The landscape of the peninsula has changed since this exploratory journey, and many animal species native to the region have disappeared. No longer can you hear the howl of the red wolf and the red-cockaded woodpecker is endangered. A number of other species, from the pine snake to the gopher tortoise, are threatened. Many of these animals depended on the rich forest ecosystem for sustenance. You still can encounter many animals on the Blackwater River, notably various bird species. A casual visitor might see on any given day red-winged blackbirds, great blue herons, red-shouldered hawks, red-tailed hawks, the great egret, the belted kingfisher, the little blue heron, reddish egret, snowy egret, tri-colored heron, American kestrel, Mississippi kite, osprey and the barred owl. Preserving the Blackwater River will ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty of nature.

[Photo captions]
Left: White Heron or egret, quite rare in this area
Right, top: Bald eagle
Right, middle: Racoon
Right, bottom: Cottonmouth moccasin

 
Erected 2016 by the Bagdad Waterfronts Florida Partnership, Inc.
 
Location.
Animals Along the Blackwater River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. Animals Along the Blackwater River Marker
30° 36.33′ N, 87° 1.972′ W. Marker is in Bagdad, Florida, in Santa Rosa County. Marker can be reached from Main Street 0.1 miles east of Forsyth Street. Touch for map. Located within the Bagdad Mill Site Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6953 Main Street, Bagdad FL 32530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bagdad After the Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (within shouting distance of this marker); Working for the Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Architecture of Bagdad (within shouting distance of this marker); Bagdad Mill Site Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A New Century (about 400 feet away); The Longleaf Pine (about 400 feet away); Bagdad Lumber Mill / Shipbuilding at Bagdad (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bagdad.
 
Categories. AnimalsHorticulture & ForestryWaterways & Vessels
 
Entrance gate to the Bagdad Mill Site park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
3. Entrance gate to the Bagdad Mill Site park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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