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Stunning Blowing Rocks Preserve in Jupiter Island

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 8:55am.

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The Blowing Rocks Preserve is a 73-arce area of pristine Jupiter Island land. It reaches all the way to the famous “blowing rocks” and beach where you can watch the waves crash up through the rocks and caves. Blowing Rocks is actually an incredible, barrier island sanctuary, which is a native coastal habitat of the area. Blowing Rocks is carefully protected by the local society in Jupiter. It is home to a wide variety of endangered species of animals and plants including: rare loggerhead turtles, leatherback turtles, green sea turtles and so much more. Some of the habitats you will see while visiting Blowing Rocks Preserve include: tropical hardwood hammock, beach dunes, coastal strands and mangrove swamps. When you walk along the rocks you will see beautiful sea birds like the brown pelican and seagulls as well as small tidal pools filled with urchins, crabs, little tropical fish.

There is tons of opportunity to volunteer and learn at Blowing Rocks Preserve. The Hawley Education Center was built in 1996 and it teaches visitors all about the Nature Center’s conservation efforts to protect the environment. For more information about Blowing Rocks Preserve’s events please contact them at 561-744-6668. 

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