November 24, 2020
Welcome to the Sundew Overlook! This wooden platform provides views of a natural ephemeral depression marsh within the Oxbow Preserve in southeast Florida. The marsh is surrounded by concentric bands of native vegetation such as sedges, grasses, peelbark, St. John's wort, blue maidencane, and yellow bladderwort. It is prime habitat for wading birds, dragonflies, and amphibians. The time-lapse will provide a unique peek into the annual wet and dry cycle of the wetland. The Oxbow Preserve is one of St. Lucie County's 24 county-managed preserves .
Check out the Oxbow Preserve's Post-Wildfire Chronolog Station which is documenting the changes in a pine flatwoods ecosystem after a December 28, 2021 wildfire.
Thanks for visiting the Oxbow Preserve and participating in the Chronolog Project!
The Oxbow Preserve consists 225 acres on the St. Lucie River and is only one of 24 nature preserves managed by St. Lucie County. The Eco-Center on the property is an environmental learning center open to the public Tues-Sat, 12-4pm.
We host guided nature programs, lectures, public events, and offer service learning and volunteer opportunities. Visit OxbowEco.com to learn about these fun and informational environmental programs for all ages. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter! Visit StLuciePreserves.com to learn more about all of St. Lucie County's Preserves.
We hope you visit the Oxbow Chronolog stations again sometime soon to submit another snapshot! As more and more people upload photos at different times of the day throughout the year, a unique peek into the dynamic changes of an ecosystem will be revealed.