Acquired and managed by the City of Palm Bay, the Audubon Society, and the EEL Program, a boardwalk nature trail, and jogging trails wind through the 130-acre sanctuary. The boardwalk trail passes through hydric (wet) hammock, mesic (moist) hammock, and sand pine scrub communities, and much of it overlooks Turkey Creek. The sanctuary can also be accessed by canoe or kayak. The Margaret Hames Nature Center provides interpretive exhibits, a gift shop, and restrooms. Size: 130 acres Activities: Boardwalk (1.85-miles) Jogging Trail with Exercise Stations (1.5-miles) Margaret Hames Nature Center Nature Center Nature Tours Paddling Wildlife Observation Habitats: Hydric hammock, mesic hammock, sand pine scrub, and Turkey Creek Wildlife: Box turtle, alligator, eastern indigo snake, west Indian manatee, river otter, gopher tortoise, spotted skunk, raccoon, opossum, endangered Florida mouse. Listed in State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail for warbler, osprey, duck, wading birds, and pileated woodpecker ADA Access: Parking, nature center, boardwalk, paved walkway
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