Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oxbow Eco Center

Fun Place:Oxbow Eco-Center


Address:5400 NE St James Drive
St. Lucie, FL 34983
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983


Contact Name:None Specified

About:The Center situated on a 220-acre preserve on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, the Oxbow Eco-Center offers a rare glimpse of "the real Florida" – a place where geologic history and the present time come alive in the canopy of the floodplain forest, in the sandy soils of the scrub and pine flatwoods, and in the primordial swamps and ephemeral wetlands.

At the Oxbow, you can join a naturalist on a guided walk through quiet gardens planted and nurtured by Mother Nature herself, or journey on your own through the verdant and wild sanctuary.

Tom's name in the game is Oxbow, and our telephone exchange in Belleville was Oxbow - so driving to the Oxbow Eco Center in Port Saint Lucie was a must-do. They have a nature center with some dedicated employees and volunteers who take care of the animals - turtles, snakes, etc. The animals all have names. One of the turtles was wounded when it arrived and was given physical therapy (no kidding) by a volunteer and is now almost back to normal.

They also have a trail system, and our hikers enjoyed the walk. I believe there was a geocache involved!