colors of the sea
aqua, blue, white and green
We visited the Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center, which is located about two miles from Jonathan Dickinson State Park. We hiked the trails, walked on the beach and toured the Nature Center. We observed a Bald Eagle, Osprey and other birds. Here are two full time residents. I wasn’t able to learn exactly what happened to these two beauties, because the person that cares for them at the center was out of the building. It appears they might have broken wings.
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, was established September 30, 1969. It is a coastal refuge bisected by the Indian River Lagoon into two separate tracts of land totaling over 1000 acres. The 735 acre Jupiter Island tract provides some of the most productive sea turtle nesting habitat in the United States, and the 300 acre sand pine scrub mainland tract is valued because more than 90 percent of this community type has been lost to development in Florida. Sand pine scrub habitat is restricted only to Florida and an adjacent county in Alabama.
Learn more about the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge here: http://www.fws.gov/hobesound/
Until Next Time….
Have a Hoot!
9 thoughts on “~Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge~”
Beautiful pictures, Shelia! Very unique looking beaches. And I am mesmerized by that owl, too!
Hi Janell, the owl and the red-tailed were breathtaking! I loved staring into their beautiful eyes. Hope you are having lots of creative moments!
Love that beautiful owl! I’ve never seen one on the wild. One day!!
I’ve never seen mangroves growing on the beach like that, all alone. Interesting!!
I hope to see a Barred Owl in the wild! We have tried at Lake Louisa and other places we know they are, but without spotting them. We have heard them!
The Mangroves are loved and hated! I am sure the refuge planted them to help protect against erosion. People that live along the intracoastal and other places along the ocean can’t touch them without permission! Huge fines if they pull one out.
Thanks so much! Always nice to hear from you! 🙂
Wonderful beach photos Sheila!
I have never seen an owl in the wild…insure hope to one day!
Gay, I hope you do as well! I have seen a lot of the owls, but never the Barred! I keep looking! 🙂
I’m still waiting for a shot of our short eared Hawaiian owl (pueo). Nice photos.