Spotlight on Florida: Jelks Preserve

Jelks Preserve is teeming with ecological wealth. While hiking the more than eight miles of nature trails you will experience several habitats including oak hammocks, pine flatwoods, wildflowers, wetlands and marshes. The preserve is home to gopher tortoises, swallowtail butterflies and various song birds.

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Jelks Preserve is located in Venice Florida off of River Rd. The preserve is open year round and free to visit.