Florida Scrub-jay Trail

The Florida Scrub-Jay Trailhead serves as the state-wide effort to identify existing Scrub-Jay habitat on private and public lands. This provides an excellent birding destination with a variety of habitats and several species of birds, including Florida's only endemic species, the Florida Scrub-Jay. The Trailhouse, situated in an old Florida Cracker style home, overlooks Flag Lake and is surrounded by citrus trees and memories of the bygone era. Fall and Winter brings the arrival of thousands of migratory birds into the marshes and upland habitat, while the Spring through Summer brings native Florida wildflowers buzzing with pollinators. Other wildlife seen on the Trail include alligators, otters, fox, bobcat and the not so wild miniature sicilian donkeys. At the heart of the Trailhouse is B.B..Brown's Gardens, a nursery specializing in native Florida plants that attract wildlife and organic vegetables and herbs raised the old fashioned way. Educational programs with guest speakers are held in the Trailhouse or the lakeside amphitheater. Guided tours are offered throughout the year. For more information visit our website http://www.scrubjaytrail.org or call (352)429-5566

Amenities

Activities

Birding, Hiking

Amenities

Gift Shop, Instruction Available, Parking, Restrooms

Average Visit Time

2 - 3 hours, Full day, Half day

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Picnic Tables, Disability Accessible, Raised Toilets, Ramps, Roll-under Sinks

Guest Information

Children Allowed, Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: Thursday/Friday/Major holidays, Hours: 8am-5pm, Open Year-Round

Location

Biking Trails Nearby, Downtown, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails Nearby, Historic District, Lakefront, Mainland, Restaurant Nearby, Suburban