BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – The Malabar Scrub Sanctuary has reopened to the public, and will be open daily from dawn until dusk.
The 577-acre sanctuary for Florida Scrub Jays is located at 1501 Malabar Woods Boulevard and is part of Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands program.
The sanctuary is refuge for gopher tortoises and the Eastern indigo snake. Other protected habitats include xeric (dry) hammock, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, sand pine scrub, ponds, sloughs and depression marshes. Trails weave through many of these natural communities.