Helen and Allan Cruickshank (Rockledge)
The 140-acre Helen and Alan Cruickshank Sanctuary in Rockledge, is an excellent location to find the Florida scrub-jay. During a recent walk along the sandy trail I located my target bird within the first five minutes.
I have seen photos on the internet where the scrub-jays here land on people’s heads. Although I did not have that experience, the local inhabitants were not shy about showing themselves to my camera. The site is also good for soaring raptors and the scat along the trail indicated bobcats frequented the area as well.
If it’s Florida scrub-jay you seek see this would be a prime location. While in the area be sure to stop by the Viera Wetlands a short distance to the west.
The Cruickshank Sanctuary is open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. There is limited parking and no facilities. Bring water.
The park is located at 360 Barnes Blvd Rockledge, FL 32955 a half mile or so east of US Hwy 1.
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