Dune-to-Lagoon Hike and Estuarine Exploration
February 3, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm$20.00
Meet at Juan Ponce de Leon Landing Park, 4005 Florida A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 (Meet by the statue).
Enjoy a guided hike from Dune-to-Lagoon to explore the diverse habitats of the barrier island along the 3/4-mile trail at Coconut Point Sanctuary. The guided hike includes great possibilities of shorebird sightings both beachside and along the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Next, caravan to to Hog Point Cove Sanctuary (5-minute drive), to enjoy birding from the private dock and option to picnic lunch with a fabulous view of the IRL (participants need to bring their own lunch). At Hog Point Cove participants will also learn about the ongoing shoreline restoration work and be invited to seine and identify organisms of the IRL. Please bring personal needs including water, sunscreen/hat, bug spray, water shoes and pants that can get wet if planning on seine netting. Closed toed shoes and long pants are recommended for the trail hike portion.