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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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Looking up through the mangroves into the bright sunlight, a golden orb-weaver spider and web may be seen.

Looking up through the mangroves into the bright sunlight, a golden orb-weaver spider and web may be seen.

One of the park's freshwater lagoons reflecting sunlight and trees lining the shore.

One of the park's freshwater lagoons reflecting sunlight and trees lining the shore.

Broken sunlight shines through seagrape foliage and branches.

Broken sunlight shines through seagrape foliage and branches.


A cicada sits on the frond of a coontie plant with porterweed flowers in the foreground.

A cicada sits on the frond of a coontie plant with porterweed flowers in the foreground.

Mr Birch's home, now the Terramar Visitor Center, behind shortleaf fig, gumbo limbo and frangipani trees.

Mr Birch's home, now the Terramar Visitor Center, behind shortleaf fig, gumbo limbo and frangipani trees.

Statue of Saint Therese de Lisieux, called 'The Little Flower,' near the park entrance.

Statue of Saint Therese de Lisieux, called 'The Little Flower,' near the park entrance.


New mangrove ecosystem developed after removing invasive, non-native plant species.

New mangrove ecosystem developed after removing invasive, non-native plant species.

Looking from the park drive south along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Looking from the park drive south along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Park-side entrance to the pedestrian tunnel beneath State Road A1A facilitating a safe walk to the beach.

Park-side entrance to the pedestrian tunnel beneath State Road A1A facilitating a safe walk to the beach.


Beautiful yellow flowers on the prickly-pear cactus.

Beautiful yellow flowers on the prickly-pear cactus.