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4 Places Around Bradenton That Every Animal-Lover Must Visit
he City of Bradenton, Florida is full of exotic wildlife. In fact, one of Bradenton’s biggest initiatives, as a community, is to preserve wildlife. In fact, this is by a number of habitats that these native locals call home. For animal-lovers, living in Bradenton presents a ton of opportunities to visit these creatures. Continue reading to learn about the animal lover places to visit near you.
Animal Lover Places to Visit
Life in Palma Sola Bay Club means a beautiful wildlife preserve just five short minute drive away. The Robinson Preserve is Manatee County’s 487-acre preserve dedicated to restoring “the land to its natural state.” This place is it a great spot for walks, due to its scenic atmosphere. In addition, it is also close proximity to the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens. Plus, it’s a great place for numerous recreational activities. Lastly, the Robinson Preserve is home to a variety of local birds, fish, plants and other species of wildlife.
Just 20 minutes from the Palma Sola Bay Club community lies a unique fruit farm and wildlife refuge, Mixon Farms. While the grounds are home to acres of fresh fruit, the owners have expanded their business into a shelter for abandoned or injured animals. Their mission is to “rehabilitate Florida wildlife for release back into the wild”. They also promote education, appreciation, and respect for wildlife. In other words, guests are welcome to come and see the numerous mammals, birds, and reptiles in the farm.
The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shoreline Monitoring team work to preserve the sea turtles that nest on the Manatee County shoreline. The organization also hosts various activities year round, such as “Turtle Talk Tuesdays,” a fun and informative session on turtles that kids (and adults) can enjoy during the summertime. Beach-goers can experience other species of Florida’s natural wildlife. Animals which can be found here include the area’s shorebirds, black skimmers, and American oystercatchers. In addition, there are also snowy plovers and more. Above all, this beach is the perfect place to birdwatch, especially during the winter.
Located off Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island, ‘The Regina’ is a sunken sugar barge. This place has transformed into a prime snorkeling destination. Rated as one of Florida’s top “shipwreck underwater archaeological preserves,” this hotspot is an amazing way to immerse yourself in a whole new world. In fact, the barge contains a full of exotic ocean species and fish. The barge is across from the Sea Kat Dive Shop. Which can provide more info about snorkeling this historic shipwreck.
Looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature? Choose a condominium with a picturesque view of Palma Sola Bay just outside your window. Learn more about Palma Sola Bay Club’s condominium community here.