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Updated: 03/24/2017 08:30:06AM

Florida scrub-jay walking tour

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Brash, boisterous, and blue. Meet the federally-threatened Florida Scrub-Jay on Saturday.

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VENUS — Find out more about the iconic Florida scrub-jay, the only species of bird found only in Florida!

Archbold Biological Station has a Florida scrub-jay walking tour planned for Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. along the Station nature trails. The Florida scrub-jay is bold and curious and visitors may see these behaviors, as well as courtship behaviors first-hand. The scrub jays have been studied for more than four decades at Archbold making it one of the longest running population studies of a bird in the U.S. This long-term study has revealed much about the scrub jays living in Highlands County and elsewhere in Florida.

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