Landscape and Nature Photographer
Merritt National Wildlife Refuge
Black Point Wildlife Drive
The refuge is teaming with wildlife. We saw almost every species of water bird native to Florida. Our trip was planned around seeing and photographing the Florida Scrub Jay. We were definitely delighted with our experience with the Florida Scrub Jays. At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge all of the Florida Scrub Jays we saw were banded. This drives the point home that these creatures are on the National Threatened Species List. Walking in the Wildlife Refuge is easy and almost all areas of the refuge would be easily accessed by someone in a wheelchair. As large as this refuge is it was extremely clean. It appears that not only does the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service patrol and clean but from what we saw the visitors do too.