Habitat Extension


1600 Pasadena Avenue South
Passive park  - Opened during daylight hours only



Least Tern Nesting Area

The park's primary purpose is to provide a nesting habitat for the Least Tern, a threatened species of shore bird protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Act.  A shelled area has been created along the seawall to provide nesting sites.  Least Terns arrive in Florida in mid March and nest from late April to mid summer.

 

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Photo by Doug Clark

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Native Flower Bed Area
Beautiful native flowers and shrubs attract bees, butterflies and other insects which serve as a food source for birds. 

 

 









Sabal Palm Hammock
Native cacti and succulents survive on rainfall alone, no irrigation is necessary.  The sabal palm is Florida's state tree and a source of food and shade for birds.

 

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privet Youpan Privet Thicket Area

Dense ticket keeps noise from traffic at a minimum and provides privacy for nesting birds.

Coastal Dune Area

Dunes act as a buffer between nesting shore birds and human observers.  Plants in this area prevent erosion and are salt tolerant.

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Maritime Forest Area

Large trees and birdhouses provide food and shelter for native and migrating birds.