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Updated: 03/27/2014 11:40:11AM

Sarasota County offers great parks

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Bird watchers gather on a boardwalk at Celery Fields in Sarasota, where 210 bird species have been reported.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A farmers market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday through April at Phillippi Estate Park.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A sandhill crane spreads its mighty wings in flight.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A limpkin hides in the reeds at Celery Fields. Limpkins do not live in other states.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A great blue heron gracefully flies over a pond.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A great blue heron gracefully flies over a pond.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Bird watchers gather on a boardwalk at Celery Fields in Sarasota, where 210 bird species have been reported.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Bird watchers gather on a boardwalk at Celery Fields in Sarasota, where 210 bird species have been reported.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A sandhill crane spreads its mighty wings in flight.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A red-winged blackbird squawks at other birds in a pond at Celery Fields in Sarasota.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A sandhill crane spreads its mighty wings in flight.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A limpkin hides in the reeds at Celery Fields. Limpkins do not live in other states.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A limpkin hides in the reeds at Celery Fields. Limpkins do not live in other states.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A limpkin hides in the reeds at Celery Fields. Limpkins do not live in other states.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A limpkin hides in the reeds at Celery Fields. Limpkins do not live in other states.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Be careful smelling the flowers at Phillippi Estate Park as bees are active throughout the park.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The Edson Keith Mansion in Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota was built almost 100 years ago.

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Sarasota County residents are fortunate to have some of the best parks in their backyards.

Myakka River State Park: treetop canopy walkway, boardwalk, excellent birding, hiking, airboat tours.

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