White Loop

White Loop

Merritt Island, Florida 32953, United States

Created By: Corianne Conway

Tour Information

The white loop is one of our longer trails. This loop takes you through the oak hammock and is a wonderful place to encounter animals.


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What You'll See on the Tour

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White Loop Trail Head

The white loop begins on the west side of the paved trail and travels through an oak hammock. Much of this trail looks similar but it is a great habitat for many plants and animals. 
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Listen for Barred Owls

  Barred owls are one of the five owl species residing in Florida. These birds can often be heard during the day, typically in early morning or evening. Barred owls blend in well with trees due to the camouflaging vertical bar pattern of ... Read more
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Wetlands

The wetlands habitat is the lowest point of the oak hammock. The height of the water in this habitat is dependent on rainfall. When flooded, this habitat is home to frogs, insects, and small fish. The left side of the boardwalk is lined wit... Read more
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Palm Tree Pit

On the right side of the trail there is a small hole. This hole is created from a palm tree. Palm Trees are fiberous and when a tree dies the inside of the tree hollows out leaving the hole stump in the ground. 
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Listen for Hawks

  This area is a great nesting spot for birds including red tailed hawks. Red tailed hawks are one of the most common hawk species in North America. They are mostly seen soaring above trees looking for prey or roosting on high trees. Take... Read more
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Carolina Wren

Carolina wrens are small brownish red birds that can be found in Florida year round. While they are often hard to see they are very loud for their size. Males almost constantly sing to defend their territory making them easy to hear in wo... Read more
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Listen for blue Jays

Blue Jays reside in Florida year round. These bright blue birds can be seen foraging on the ground or nesting in trees. They are very curious birds and often live in family groups. Blue jays make many different types of calls including imit... Read more
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Garnet Trail Head

This is the beginning of the Garnet Trail which leads into Pine Island Conservation area. This is aproximatly a hour long hike.
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