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Cocoa Conservation Area Field Trip (Cocoa)
January 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Gregg Stoll and Bert Alm from SCAS and Julie Mallis-Turner from TurtleCoast Sierra Club for a limited participant (10 from each group) New Year’s Day bird walk Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Cocoa Conservation Area. Please only sign up with one group.
Bring a lunch or snacks for socializing after the walk at the Pavilion and Picnic Tables.
From the Cocoa, FL website: Cocoa Conservation Area is an approximate 380-acre natural open space park within the northwest portion of the City of Cocoa. Access to the park is through the Cocoa Bay subdivision on Cocoa Bay road. The conservation area has a parking area complete with restrooms and a pavilion that is available for public use during operational hours. The park currently has unimproved hiking trails that were created as a result of a prior wildfire. The park is open year-round from dawn to dusk. The City is currently working to expand the overall area and provide additional amenities to the public.
The park is located on a remnant of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge and has a variety of habitats.
This site has 56 species reported in eBird overall.
We will meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot near the pavilion and restrooms. Note the location listed below is the last house by the entrance to the park. Continue driving into the park to get to the parking lot.
Afterward, you can do an individual trip over to the trails behind the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science (2201 Michigan Ave, Cocoa) and even visit the Museum if it’s open.
Recommend you wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, and a hat and bring water and bug spray.
To see this event’s field trip report located on the Space Coast Audubon Society Website (48 hours after the event), follow the link
The point of contact is Bert Alm at 310-738-2894.