All posts by Scott Gunnerson

Marina Park

Marina Park on the western shore of the Indian River is a multi-use park in Titusville that features a playground, paved walking paths, dog park and skate park.

Despite all the action in the park, it’s still a great place to see a variety of birds, including pelicans, great blue herons, seagulls, sanderlings, ruddy turnstones, and even the loggerhead shrike.

Great blue heron

Scrub Ridge Trail

Scrub Ridge Trail is a mile-long loop on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge that takes about 40 minutes to explore. 

The trail begins wide and sandy, cutting through the scrub that is home to endangered gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, and Florida scrub jays.

The rustling you hear in the scrub could also be from armadillos or other birds.

On the second half, trail separates the scrub from a freshwater impoundment, where you can see shorebirds.