Florida Birding Trail site
Maritime hammocks, tidal creeks, and salt marshes attract wildlife
to this cluster of small sea islands north of the St. Johns River.
Pignut hickory, live oak, cabbage palms, and red cedar dominate the
hammocks. There are also several Timucuan Indian shell middens and
more than three miles of well-interpreted trails for groups with
This is a good place to watch butterflies sipping on wildflower
nectar. Common species include sulfurs, giant and black
swallowtails, fritillaries, and zebra longwings. A spring highlight
is the nesting painted buntings. Look for clapper rails, osprey,
and northern harriers in the salt marsh. Low tide brings wading
birds to feed, including wood storks, snowy and great egrets, and
great blue herons.
Jacksonville Electric Authority and Florida Power and Light
North of Jacksonville's St. Johns River.
Other North East
Florida Wildlife Sites