Location: Lido Key Trailhead (Google Plus Code): 8C89+J9 Sarasota, Florida Hike Length: 2.5 miles Time Estimate: two hours Habitats: Coastal Upland Notes: Beautiful Beach and tidal areas Wildflowers – Look for a wide range of wildflowers here, which change with the seasons. Egrets – Very popular location for local egrets: snowy egret, great egret and […]
Florida Coastal & Coastal Upland
Coastal & Coastal Upland: Coastal areas dominated by sand and beach habitat. Beaches are, for the most part, quartz-based sand, contributed by river-borne sediments eroded from the Appalachian Mountains. As we travel south along Florida’s coast, calcium carbonate (from shell material and calcareous algae). The transitional zone also is subjected to saltwater flooding during storms.