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Ranch Eco-tour


MAERC offers a swamp buggy eco-tour of Buck Island Ranch and its unique ecological research program.  The tour is offered to school groups as well as environmental, conservation, and agricultural groups. Visitors explore habitats including pastures, prairies, woodlands and wetlands, and learn about the role of cattle ranches in Florida’s environment.  Tour riders are sure to sight wildlife such as crested caracaras, sand hill cranes, burrowing owls, alligators, otters, deer, wading birds, frogs, and many others.  For more information, contact the MAERC office.


Buggy Tour

Swamp Buggy with middle school students


Scrub camp

Ranch Safari day, Summer Ecology camp