Every Friday morning during the month of January, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their reoccurring popular Hammock Hike. The Hammock Hike is in honor of Gopher Tortoise Day on April 10th where the center will be leading the hike through Loggerhead Park.
The Hammock Hike includes members of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff leading a hike through the park to explore the Gopher tortoise habitat, to learn more about tortoises and maybe even see one along the journey. The Gopher tortoises are keystone species and have a huge impact on the ecosystem they live in. Today, the Gopher tortoise population is declining due to habitat loss, morality and illness.
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is sampling and tagging the tortoises in Loggerhead Park to help determine the cause and measures of health that is needed to help protect them again illness and morality.
The next Hammock Hike is tomorrow Friday, January 3rd at 10: 30 am. All are welcomed to attend. The Hikes are free to attend but you are asked to register to reserve your space.
To register, click here.
Loggerhead Park is located at 14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach.