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The natural area will close beginning Wednesday October 28th until further notice while crews are onsite conducting wildfire mitigation and restoration.
For more information on wildfire mitigation, visit pbcnaturalareas.com/prescribed-fire
All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Order 2020-005.
FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH BOTH AT THE LINKS PROVIDED BELOW AND
Wear face coverings, recreate in groups less than 10, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet apart while on the trails, and avoid touching common surfaces such as handrails, benches, etc. to be safe while visiting.
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