The Sams Family Grove

Discovery Trail

The Sams Family Grove

Merritt Island, Florida 32953, United States

Created By: Corianne Conway

Point of Interest Details

In the 1800's when the Sams Family settled in Merritt Island there were very few places to get food, many of which were hours away by boat. The Sams family needed to grow food to sustain and feed the family but they also grew fruits and sugar cane to sell. While standing in the exhibit area looking out to the trees; pineapples are the low growing plants to the right, mangos to the left, and a key lime tree in the center. There is also a white box on the right side of the exhibit. This box is a bee box. The Sams family would have had a very similar box in order to attract and keep bees. Bees are very important pollinators and help plants reproduce by spreading pollen across plants.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Discovery Trail


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