The Florida gopher tortoise is listed as a Threatened Species. Please look under your car when backing out of parking spaces, drive slowly and stay on marked trails or the boardwalk. 

Shoestring Fern

(Vittaria lineata)

It is easy to see why this plant is called Shoestring fern. These ferns often grow in association with Golden Polypody Ferns on Sabal Palms. This plant is an epiphyte (a plant that grows on a host without harming it.) Like all ferns, it reproduces by spores rather than through flowers and seeds.

Information Provided by the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve
No Reproduction Without Written Permission