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Wildlife Refuge

Dean and Janet Mixon are happy to share a portion of their citrus grove with Wildlife Inc. for a Florida Wildlife Care & Education Center.

We provide much needed land and shelter for orphaned and injured Birds, Animals and Reptiles. Our mission is to rehabilitate Florida wildlife for release back into the wild, and to promote education, appreciation, and respect for wildlife.

Cages are built in the grove next to orange trees as our family-owned and operated business embraces the Florida Wildlife Preserve. We invite all to come and visit, meet the animals up close and let us share our love of wildlife with you. You will surely go away inspired by the beauty of these creatures. Our animals and birds come and go as they are treated and rehabilitated. Some are released back into the wild and some must find a permanent rescue home. We are proud to share these photographs and hope you enjoy them.

  Comments from Satisfied Customers:
Dear Dean Mixon,
I was down in your area a couple of weeks ago to call on a commercial account, I passed this amazing place in the middle of nowhere with all these cars in the parking lot. On my way back from my visit I went in and bought a basket of Navels and Grapefruit which did not last long at my home (eaten quickly) and noted the tours you feature. Dean, I have lived in Florida for over 25 years and I had not been in an actual Orange Grove!

To conclude, my wife and I are part of a small group of friends who make day trips on weekends so I scheduled all of us to come down from Tampa to your grove this past Saturday for the tour of your groves and the wildlife rescue operation. We all had a blast, shopped at the store with your many treasures, and ended the day at Linger Lodge - but not for the road kill menu.

Everyone in the group had such a good time they all said they would return on their own with their visiting relatives, nephews, nieces, and grandchildren.

Thank you for this great experience and the wonderful work done by the wildlife rescue folks. I wish you all the success in the world! Have a great 2012.

--- David Dodd
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Mixon ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAM TOURS are 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00. They are approximately one hour, weather permitting.
Orange Blossom Tram Tours are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are FREE. Plus Tax.

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2525 27th Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208-7467
(941) 748-5829 • 800-608-2525
Fax: (941) 748-1085
Email: Info@Mixon.com

Mixon GROVESIDE MARKET is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
Mixon ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAM TOURS are 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00. They are approximately one hour, weather permitting.
Mixon GROVESIDE CAFE is open 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Mixon OFFICE hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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