Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

1987 Scrub Jay Way #32782, Titusville, FL Merritt Island is one of the largest barrier Islands in the United States. It fronts on the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by what we will call intercoastal, which in this case is really just the Atlantic Ocean. The next land mass due east, on the same latitudeContinue reading “Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge”

Viera Wetlands – Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands

Viera North, 10001 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940 Also called the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, the Viera Wetlands is one of the older wetlands parks in Florida. Situated between wall-to-wall subdivisions and farms along the floodplain of the St. Johns River, this 200-acre park is modeled after Orlando Wetlands Park. It is made upContinue reading “Viera Wetlands – Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands”

Loop Road Scenic Drive

Loop Rd Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, FL 34141 Loop Road is a 24-mile-long two-lane road, that parallels the south side of Tamiami Trail through the Everglades, in the middle of South Florida’s undeveloped center. There are signs on Tamiami Trail from the east and the west for the entrance. Tamiami Trail is certainly a lot more scenic than Alligator AlleyContinue reading “Loop Road Scenic Drive”

Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands

12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437 The 100-acre property was purchased in 1999 from Ted and Trudy Winsberg, who had used the property for farming. The Winsbergs sold the property for 1/3 of its appraised value with the condition that it would be made into a wetland. This wetland also has a one-and-a-half-mileContinue reading “Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands”