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Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area
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150 Hypoluxo Road
Hypoluxo

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We were considering comparing the Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area with Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon — the Twin Towers of the 1980s NBA Houston Rockets — but we decided against it. Hypoluxo has its own set of Twin Towers — three-story observation platforms — that stands at the entrance to the natural area. But enough of that.

What you really want to know is that Hypoluxo is a 98-acre tract of coastal scrub and pine flatwoods just off Hypoluxo Road and Federal Highway in the town of Hypoluxo. It's what you would expect, a collection of open areas dominated by grasses, lichens and scrub flowers dotted by tight pockets of saw palmetto, scrub oaks, Florida rosemary, love vine, muscadine and greenbriar. As you walk further into the interior, pines become dominant. Hypoluxo is one of the better spots for butterflies — duskywing, long-tailed skipper, ceranus blue, gulf fritillary, monarchs, queens and hairstreaks and more. Birds include cardinal, mockingbird and warblers. Among the rarer plants: cottonweed and curtiss's milkweed. We've also seen gopher tortoise.

The site has parking, picnic tables, a kiosk, hard-surface and natural trails that go deep into the tract, but no drinking water or toilets. The FEC railroad runs along the east side of the natural area.


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Additional Resources for Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area
PBC Animal Species List PDF

PBC Plant Species List PDF

   
 
Photo Gallery for Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area
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