To make your visit here more informative and enjoyable, we are taking actual photographs of as many places as possible. We are not professional photographers so please bear with us. Instead of a 'staged' look, our aim is to show you what we see.

Our first stop is the Turkey Creek Sanctuary located in Palm Bay.

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Our second stop is Sebastian Inlet. Located on Route A1A, it's about 20 minutes south of downtown Melbourne.

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A refreshing stop is the Erna Nixon Park.

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Focusing on the South Brevard County area, we will do our best to bring you as many actual photos and descriptions as possible. These photos will be added as soon as they are taken so check back often for new additions.

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Route 402 from North Titusville; 321-861-0667 This 220-square mile (140,000 acre) refuge hosts more than 22 threatened/endangered species including the 2,000-pound Florida manatee, eastern indigo snake, gopher tortoise and peregrine falcon, more than any other refuge in the United States. You will find up to 400 Manatees making the North Banana River home in the spring. The area teems with more than 31 species of mammals, 331 types of birds and 113 species of fish - over 500 species of wildlife in all. You can seek out the 1045 species of flora that are found here.
      There is a six-mile self-guided driving tour and shaded boardwalks that weave through pine and oak hammocks. This is the second largest sanctuary in Florida. The Visitors Information Center provides exhibits, literature, rangers, outdoor educational activities and lecture programs.

Indian River Lagoon

(321) 724-5400 Located in the transition zone of the temperate and sub--tropical climates, it is the most diversified estuary in the nation. It parallels the ocean for 160 miles and is home to more than 4,315 species of plants and animals, including the precious Florida manatee.

  • Guide to the Indian River Lagoon

    Indian River Lagoon Species Inventory

  • The Smithsonian Marine Station is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida. Research focuses on the Indian River Lagoon and the offshore waters of Florida's east central coast. Their website includes an extensive listing of species found in our lagoon, with some detailed descriptions.
  • The Marine Resources Council - People like you that care about the beauty of our Indian River Lagoon and want to help improve the quality of its ecosystems are the heart of the MRC.
  • Ulamay Wildlife Sanctuary - 805 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island; (321)868-1123 -- Great bird watching, canoe and hiking trails, fishing pier, guided tours.
  • Lori Wilson Park - 1500 North Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach; (321)868-1123 -- Maritime hammock and ocean beach access, nature center, playground and picnic area.
  • Cocoa Beach Pier - Cocoa Beach; (321)783-7549 - An historic 840 foot pier provides fishing, food and shops.
  • Hoo Hoo Park - 5355 South US 1, Rockledge - Scenic Boardwalk to lagoon, picnicking.
  • Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens - FIT Melbourne Campus, (321) 768-8000 -- A one mile paved trail wends its way through over 300 species of palms, fern and other tropical foliage. An 1883 one-room schoolhouse, Brevard's oldest, has been relocated here.
  • Wildlife Viewing in Florida - Florida Game and Fish Commission
  • Brevard Nature Alliance - Committed to protecting and promoting our natural environment and all nature-based activities. Membership is open to all businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in supporting our mission and conserving our unique environment for future generations.
  • The Nature Conservancy - Florida Chapter
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission



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