Seasonal Updates at the Preserve

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.

Here's a link to plants that can be seen in Lyonia Preserve.

More information on the Florida Scrub Jay.



                             Six month after Roller Chopping

Lyonia Environmental Center
2150 Eustace Ave.
Deltona, FL 32725

Phone: 386-789-7207

For additional information, please contact:
Sandy Falcon
Ext. 21025