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Finding Florida: Castaway Island Preserve

SEPTEMBER PARK OF THE MONTH  is truly a neighborhood “pocket park” that’s chocked full of easy access trails, intracoastal scenic overlooks and a beautiful butterfly garden. Consisting of 235 acres, this park is a wonderful mix of upland scrub, which is an important habitat for many birds and other wildlife with breathtaking views of the marsh and intracoastal waterway. It boasts 10 overlooks throughout the park providing incredible views. The butterfly garden at the entrance of the park is routinely rehabilitated by the students of of Northeast Florida, with the help of the , and . It’s a hidden gem …

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