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Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens - Port Orange, FL - 06/08/2019

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These pictures were taken during the CFPACS summer field trip.

When you pull into the parking lot, this is the entrance that greets you:

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The gazebo and sign showing the multiple paths:

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Plants in this area are available in exchange for a donation to the gardens:

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Around the bend starts the Florida Hammock Trail:

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The trail is typical Florida hammock.  I ran into this doomed sabal.  You can see the conks on the trunk.

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The paths have some stone edging in spots.

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There are benches along the path, some dedicated to bird watchers.

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After making my way through the Hammock Path and the Audubon Trail, a visit to the Sugar Mill.

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The mill itself is a site to behold.

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There are informational plaques like this one:

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You can view some of the garden paths from the mill.

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Got to have sugarcane at a sugar mill:

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A human sundial:

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Don't know how long it will be there, but for now it looks nice:

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Plumeria and spider plants near two benches:

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The sculptures included a stegosaurus, T-rex, a three-toed sloth, and this triceratops.

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A dinosaur hidden under a bird of paradise:

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Trails and beds with cement borders:

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Dinosaur crossing complete with dinosaur tracks:

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A few cycads on the way out:

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bubba

Thank you Mr. Kinzy! That Hyophorbe looks to be no accident.  Believe it or not, I know a place where they have Ants the size of that Stegosaurus here in Florida!

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