Sandy Trail towards the beach

Nightwatch Excursion Hike

Saturday, May 29 from 7:30 to 10 a.m.: Nightwatch Excursion Hike at Ocean Bay Preserve, 6851 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. At night, with a bright moon and constellations over the Atlantic Ocean, Florida’s beaches take on a different character. We’ll examine and identify constellations with the help of smartphone apps, while keeping an eye out for night-time beach roving wildlife Binoculars and a birding scope double as a telescope to watch the moon, while a pair of night-vision goggles helps enable us to watch, at a distance, for the emergence of nesting sea turtles.

For more information and to find the link for registration, please visit, call 772-462-2526 or email

Programs are usually limited to eight people helping to allow participants to immerse themselves into the county’s beautiful natural areas. Based on current best practices, masks must be worn to participate in one of St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department’s Guided Nature Programs.

Programs target ages 12 and older unless otherwise noted.  All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear and water are required for all programs and please leave pets at home.