What you may see while on your horse trail ride.
More than just a horse ride, this is also an eco-tour as the horse trails wander through protected conservation
areas in north Brevard County taking you through a variety of the natural woodland habitats found on the Space Coast. In Florida these
woodlands are known as
You will experience a wonderful variety of plant life
during your horse ride due to a rare combination of climates as both temperate (northern) and subtropical
(southern) species grow here together. These ecosystems have the
greatest number of tree and shrub species
per acre of all temperate
forests in the continental United States. They also provide homes
for other plants and animals. In addition, our area is home to
approximately 50 or more threatened or endangered animal species. Some of
which occur nowhere
else in the world.
You will be enchanted as your trail ride takes you deep into
the shadowy, moist Mesic Hammock with its majestic oaks, draped in
Spanish Moss, creating a
canopy overhead, then, experience the overwhelming beauty of
primitive Florida Scrub, Wet Prairie and prehistoric like Hydric
(low wet) ecosystems. A journey you will not forget.
wild flowers that are native to Florida attract various species of
and their larvae (caterpillars), insects,
and birds. Other
the Eastern Indigo snake, Florida scrub lizard, gopher tortoise, armadillo,
white-tailed deer, and bobcat find good living here.
Your trail guide will take you
through the forest while you learn about the history of our area as
well as the animals & plants that can be found.
Butterflies & Moths of Brevard County