Orange Park, FL
Bob and Nancy Kendrick
Photograph - Photograph
A gray heron stretches while on a perch at the Viera Wetlands in central Florida. Texture and effect have been added for interest.
The Viera Wetlands (Rich Grissom Memorial Wetlands) are conveniently located off of I-95 in Brevard County Florida, Viera Wetlands is part of a water reclamation facility managed by the county. The 200 acres of wetlands are divided into 4 cells at various water levels, each cell offering a different and unique environment for specific wildlife. A deep water lake is positioned in the middle and is surrounded by all 4 cells.
The dikes surrounding the cells and lake offer an exceptional wildlife auto touring experience. Other popular activities on the dikes include walking, biking, birding, and photography.
In addition to the wetlands area, there are a couple of ponds off Four Mile Road directly north of the facility that also provide wildlife habitat. These ponds are the original storage ponds of the treated effluent at the facility and are still used today. They are referred to by locals as the "click" ponds.
December 27th, 2012
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