is a great place to see one of Volusia County's
protected species, the Florida Scrub Jay, in its natural
scrub jays are born between March and June. Juvenile
scrub jays have gray feathers on their heads. When they
are approximately 6 months old juveniles change into the
adult plumage. At this time the gray feathers on their
heads are replaced by blue feathers.
Male and Female scrub jays cannot be distinguished by
Volunteers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Jay Watch
Program have been counting scrub jays in Lyonia
Preserve, on a monthly basis, since 2006. The latest
TNC figures for Lyonia Preserve are 118
birds in 27 family groups.
Preserve trail map
Lyonia Preserve/LEC/Library brochure
An insect gall is formed
when adult insects inject their larvae
into the leaf of a plant. The gall
or capsule is formed by a reaction
(defense mechanism) between the adult
insectís fluids and the plant tissue.
While the plant is trying to defend
itself from the insects, it is providing
shelter for the insects from predators
and harsh conditions. Many
of the galls you will see are from gall
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