National Wildlife Refuge Merritt Island

Established in 1963, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is located due east of
Titusville on Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida, and occupies 140,000 acres. To the north, it borders on the Canaveral National Seashore; to the south it encompasses non-public portions of the Kennedy Space Center. The Mosquito Lagoon and the Indian River run through the refuge. Since public access to all these areas is controlled in various ways, the refuge is part of a very substantial area of relatively undisturbed wildlife habitat. The refuge provides a range of habitats, from saltwater estuaries and freshwater impoundments and marshes, to dunes, hardwood hammocks, and scrub. It contains over 1000 species of plants,
330 birds, and 31 mammal species.

On the Cruickshank Trail we will be on, we will encounter the Black Point Marsh where three habitats converge: salt marsh, marsh stream, and interior impoundment: rich with botanical diversity.

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Published on  14.12.2017