Gopher Tortoises

Gopher Tortoises

Gopher tortoises are a threatened species. They are a “Keystone” species because they dig burrows in the sandy soil that provide homes for many other animals.

Slash Pines

Slash Pines

Slash Pines Slash Pine trees are growing in the two northern basins where the elevation is 31 feet above sea level. They are long leaf pines that don’t like being wet. This land was originally Pine flatwood habitat which is Scrub habitat. Some of the trees are 4 to 5...
249 Gopher Tortoise Burrows Tagged by the Space Coast Eco Geeks

249 Gopher Tortoise Burrows Tagged by the Space Coast Eco Geeks

The Space Coast Eco Geeks deserve special thanks. They are four Brevard County biology teachers from West Shore, Edgewood, Bayside, and Cocoa High schools who have offered invaluable assistance to this project by studying and photographing the gopher tortoises and other wildlife on-site as part of their Eco Classroom project.