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Palm Beach County's Natural Areas Will Remain Closed Until Further Notice
Based on Palm Beach County (PBC) Emergency Order No. 2020-003, effective immediately, all PBC Natural Areas are closed to the public until further notice. This order will remain in effect until the expiration of Palm Beach County's Declaration of Emergency or until terminated or amended by further order.
PBC's Department of Environmental Resources Management will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area and will communicate any changes in the status of our PBC Natural Areas as those changes are made.
Please be safe and continue to monitor our social media (@PBCERM on Facebook and Instagram) and website (www.pbcerm.com or www.pbcnaturalareas.com) for updates on the status of our PBC Natural Areas. For updates on other PBC operations and services, please visit the county's dedicated COVID-19 page: http://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx
2901 N. Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach
Home to Palm Beach County's rarest habitat - the Florida Scrub
Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year
At a Glance
Good Things Come in Small Packages
One of our smallest natural areas, the 14-acre Rosemary Scrub is named for a plant related to a familiar cooking herb – the Florida rosemary. Other plants found on the site include netted pawpaw, cabbage palm, nodding pinweed, and several species of native bromeliads.
- Red Bay Trail (paved) 0.16 miles
- Gopher Apple Trail (sandy) 0.25 miles
- Native plant species found here include:
Curtiss' milkweed, large-flowered rosemary, nodding pinweed, giant sword fern, shell-mound pricklypear, and wild pine airplants
- Native animal species found here include:
Florida scrub lizard, gopher tortoise, American redstart, Cooper's hawk, merlin, osprey, and painted bunting