Pine flatwoods by far is the biggest single habitat in Kristin Jacobs Natural Area at Hillsboro Pineland. Historically much of the land in the area would have been pine flatwoods. Neighboring Helene Klein Pineland Preserve, Saw Palmetto Natural Area and West Creek Pineland Natural Area are all mostly pine flatwoods dominated by slash pines. This photo, taken in 2014, shows a fairly clear understory. The same spot photographed in March 2022 is similarly clear. Back to the Beginning.