The section of land directly behind the Environmental Center is being renovated to bring the area back to its original condition of low growing vegetation that is required by our Florida Scrub Jay.
Before Picture After Picture
Before Picture After Picture (6 months)
Florida Scrub is designated as an imperiled habitat. Scrub is the only place where the Florida scrub jay can be found. Scrub Jays are Florida’s only Endemic bird and are listed as a threatened species. Mechanical treatments such as roller chopping and mowing are used to keep the vegetation low and suitable for the Scrub Jay. Scrub Jays need expanses of low shrubs and sandy areas with little to no tree coverage. Generally suitable scrub is low enough so that a 6’ tall person would be able to see over most of the landscape plants.
New foliage and blooms are beginning to appear.
Six month after Roller Chopping