Gainesville, FL 32641
A 278 acre Longleaf Pine preserve and the base for the environmental education programs. The upland portions of the center are Longleaf Pine dominated Sandhills. Portions of the property are pine flatwoods and wet flatwoods that contain small wetlands. These include depression marshes, basin swamps, a cypress dome, and moccasin creek. Morningside supports diverse wildlife populations. Wildlife that can be seen at these parks includes deer, wild turkey, gopher tortoises, box turtles, skinks, and numerous birds.