Check out some recently spotted plants and animals at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park! Make sure you keep an eye out!
Sea Lavender: 10-15-2021. Typically found in Coastal Dunes along the shoreline
Yellow Crowned Night Heron: 10-20-2021 Typically seen by the Tidal Creek Trail and the Estuary. (see Map)
Coral Bean: 10-27-2021 Typically found by the railroad tracks in the center of the Historic Beach
Eastern Lubber Grasshopper: 11-3-2021 Typically found in the dunes and tall grass areas of the park
Yellow Necklace Pod: 11-10-2021 Typically found in areas by the Historic train track
Black spiny tailed Iguana: 11-17-2021 This invasive species is typically found roaming by the pond or at the Beachfront Village
Dune Sunflower: 11-24-2021 Typically found in the coastal dune areas of the shoreline. Also in the Beachfront Village
Portuguese Man-O- War: 12-1-2021 Typically found on the shoreline. DO NOT TOUCH!
Horseflesh Mahogany: 12-8-2021
It is only found by the railraod track at the north area of the park
Moon Jelly: 12/15/2021
Typically found on the shoreline
Beach Clustervine: 12-29-2021 Located in the Coastla Dune habitats at the north area of the Historic Beach Park
Monarch Butterfly: 1/5/2022 Located by the Beachfront Village
Strangler Fig: 1/12/2022
Typically found in the trails as well as around the northern pavilions
Yellow Rat Snake: 1-19-2022
Found by the Heron Pond (non venomous snake)
Saw Palmetto: 1-26-2022 Typically found all over the Historic Beach. Easily visible from the roped off natural areas
2/2/2022 Located all over the shoreline particularly on the groins
Typically found at the Beachfront Village area.
Great Blue Heron: 5/12/2022
Typically found either in the Heron Pond or along the historic shoreline