“A 1.85 mile boardwalk passing through through hammock and sand pine scrub communities.”
— Ryan Spr
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
Acquired and managed by the City of Palm Bay, the Audubon Society, and the Brevard County EEL Program, this boardwalk nature trail wind through the 130-acre sanctuary. The boardwalk trail passes through hydric (wet) hammock, mesic (moist) hammock, and sand pine scrub communities, and much of it overlooks Turkey Creek. The sanctuary can also be accessed by canoe or kayak. The Margaret Hames Nature Center provides interpretive exhibits, a gift shop, and restrooms.
Flora & Fauna
Hydric hammock, mesic hammock, and sand pine scrub. Box turtle, alligator, eastern indigo snake, west Indian manatee, river otter, gopher tortoise, spotted skunk, raccoon, opossum, endangered Florida mouse. Listed in State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail for warbler, osprey, duck, wading birds, and pileated woodpecker.