A scavenger and broad-winged opportunist that often feeds on carrion, the Crested Caracara is widespread in the American tropics. The word caracara comes from a South American Indian name, based on the bird’s call. When seen for the first time, it might look like a bald eagle with a bad hairpiece. To see the strikingly patterned Crested Caracara up close, visit the Brevard Zoo.
Melbourne couple devotes years and passion in creating their Garden of Eden. For nearly 35 years, Bruce and Gina Ragan have enjoyed careers that engage their extreme creativity. Bruce, an iconic East Coast surfboard builder, and Gina, a talented landscape painter and photographer, the Melbourne couple share a passion for everything nature, healthy eating and self-sustainability.
Surfriders keep Brevard coastal waters clean and healthy. When they’re not surfing, members of the local chapter are busy with monthly beach cleanups and cleaning up the berms of their adopted section of highway A1A at Sebastian Inlet.
Brevard County’s 71 miles of coastline is one of the most active areas for sea turtle nesting in the United States. Anyone interested in witnessing the nesting process, can participate in nighttime turtle walks led by several organizations including Sea Turtle Preservation Society, Sea Turtle Conservancy, Friends of the Carr Refuge, and Sebastian Inlet State Park.