Eastern Box Turtle
In addition to the various shorebird species on the beach, the trail is host to a variety of mammals, including raccoons and rabbits, reptiles, such as a Five Lined Skink, the Eastern Box Turtle, and amphibians, like the Fowler’s Toad. As you walk through each section of the trail, you walk into a different habitat with different species in it. You will most likely find the mammals and reptiles close to the maritime forest, but as you walk further, into the sun, you may be able to see a Five Lined Skink sunning itself on the railing just past the forest and songbirds hanging out in the swale behind the primary dunes. The magic of the trail lies in the unexpected encounters you may have with wildlife and is dependent on the day, the time of day, the season, and the weather. Try to keep a count of all the different wildlife you encounter on the 1.1 mile walk.