Kanapaha Prairie is a wet prairie ecosystem that sustains a diversity of birds and other animals. It drains into Pierson’s Sink that has direct connectivity to the Floridan aquifer. The prairie hosts both sandhill and whooping cranes in the winter and is a popular birdwatching area. The prairie is also home to bald eagle, gopher tortoise, wood stork, tricolored heron, white ibis, snowy egret, little blue heron, bobwhite quail, American kestrel, fox squirrels, fox, deer, alligators, snakes and more. The prairie is surrounded by private property.