Eastern River Cooter

Eastern River Cooter

The eastern river cooter (Pseudemys concinna concinna) is a freshwater turtle native to the central and eastern United States, from Virginia south to mid-Georgia, west to eastern Texas, Oklahoma, and north to southern Indiana. They are usually found in rivers with...
Pine Snake

Pine Snake

The Florida pine snake is a magnificent animal that primarily inhabits pinelands. Its numbers appear to have declined significantly because of habitat loss; road mortality has also contributed to its demise. They are creamy blackish-brown in color with reddish bands...
Coyote

Coyote

Eradication of wolves and increased agricultural development during the 1900s enabled coyotes to expand across most of North America. Appearing in the Panhandle during the 1960s, coyotes now occur throughout Florida and are sometimes observed in urban areas. Neither...
Nine-Banded Armadillo

Nine-Banded Armadillo

The nine-banded armadillo is a burrowing insectivore. The armadillo primarily uses burrows for shelter and den sites, although they can dig very rapidly and may burrow to escape danger. Armadillos belong to the order Edentata, which includes anteaters, sloths, and...
Green Anole

Green Anole

The color of green anoles may vary depending on their surroundings, mood, temperature, and health, however they are not related to chameleons. They are excellent climbers and spend most of their time in trees and shrubs. Anoles are territorial and they defend...
Brown Anole

Brown Anole

The brown/Cuban anole is the most common exotic lizard in Florida and has been recorded in every peninsular county. They are conspicuous around homes in residential areas and among ornamental vegetation in parking lots. Although our native green anoles can coexist...

WWT Code of Ethics

The Wekiva Wilderness Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization controlled by an elected board of officers and directors. Every member of the board has to agree to comply with the WWT Code of Ethics. To read the Code please go to the Volunteer page.

Discovery Hour at Wekiwa Springs

Feb  21   2 pm.Edible Florida and Basic Survival Techniques  Don P. Feb 28    10 am. Florida’s Springs and the Wekiwa Watershed.  April March 7 10 am.  Successful composting. Sue March 14  10 am.Prescribed burns explained.  Ranger March 21  10 am.Walking Wekiva. How...

Survival Boot Camp

We will be holding our next basic survival boot camp on Saturday January 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. It will be at Rock Springs Run State Reserve which is off SR 46 near Sorrento. From the Wekiva area take Markham Wood Road north until you reach SR 46. Make a left turn and...
Read our latest newsletter

Read our latest newsletter

President’s Letter It’s been another busy year in the park with lots for all our volunteers to do. Construction of the new Interpretive Pavilion which will house the new nature center, is also complete. The move will allow the concession to expand and,...