Gopher tortoises are known as the “landlord of the scrub” because their burrows provide shelter for hundreds of other animals. Without the gopher tortoise, many of these species would possibly not exist. Celebrate this reptile and the important role they play in the scrub ecosystem during a guided hike through Lyonia Preserve.
Meet at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.
Reservations are requested; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.