St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
The St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park protects the Florida manatee, red-cockaded woodpecker and Florida scrub jay by protecting important habitat and providing an upland buffer to the St. Sebastian River. The Preserve is a mosaic of open pine flatwoods, seasonal wetlands, hardwood swamp, sand pine scrub and scrubby flatwoods communities.
In the photo: Here is a picture of a Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, a federally endangered bird that our park biologist works very hard to accommodate and preserve. “Rarely visible, except perhaps during the breeding season and periods of territorial defense, the male has a small red streak on each side of its black cap called a cockade, hence its name.”