Description: The pond is a 41 acre man-made drainage facility managed by Charlotte County.  This pond is named in the memory of Ollie Hewitt, one of the PRAS’s best birders and volunteers.

Vegetation Communities: Man-made pond surrounded by pine flatwoods.

Location: Located east of Collingswood Blvd. and south of Wintergarden in Port Charlotte.  The parking lot is located on the northern part of the site near the intersection of Avon Avenue and Gobron Street.

Amenities: Parking lot and a trail surrounding the pond.  The trail is often wet and is rough in parts: be careful!

Animal Species:  You may not be able to see all these species

Birds that you may encounter at the POND:

 American coot  Anhinga Double-crested Cormorant
 Mottled Duck  Ring-necked Duck  Great Egret
 Pied-billed Grebe  Great Blue Heron  Green Heron
 Little Blue Heron  Tricolored Heron  Glossy Ibis
 Osprey  Wood Stork  Forster’s Tern
 Greater Yellowlegs  Lesser Yellowlegs  Common Yellowthroat


Birds that you may encounter in the FLATLANDS and the general vincinity:

 Northern Cardinal  Gray Catbird  Eurasian-collared Dove
 Ground Dove  Mourning Dove  Northern Flicker
 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  Red-shouldered Hawk  Blue Jay
 American Kestrel  Northern Mockingbird  Eastern Phoebee
 Bobwhite Quail  American Robin  Tree Swallow Vireo
 Chimney Swift  Rufous-sided Towhee  White-eyed Vireo
 Black Vulture  Turkey Vulture  Palm Warbler
 Pine Warbler  Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-throated
 Downy Woodpecker  Pileated Woodpecker  Red-bellied Woodpecker

Documented Mammals:


Documented Herps:

 Greenhouse frog  Green Tree Frog  Narrowmouth Toad
 Oak Toad  Pig Frog  Southern Toad