Sandy Ridge Sanctuary, Red Lichen Sanctuary and Whispering Woods Park Tours

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A Natural Habitats in Coral Springs

The Coral Springs Parks and Recreation Department is offering free tours of Sandy Ridge Sanctuary, Red Lichen Sanctuary and Whispering Woods Park.

The Sandy Ridge Sanctuary is located at 8501 NW 40th Street (between University Drive and Riverside Drive).
Tours at Sandy Ridge Sanctuary are offered the first Saturday of each month starting at 9 am.

The Red Lichen Sanctuary is located at 8095 Wiles Road, next to Whispering Woods Park, which is located at 7701 Wiles Road.
Parking for the Red Lichen Sanctuary is at Whispering Woods Park.
Tours of Red Lichen Sanctuary and Whispering Woods Park are the third Saturday of each month starting at 9 am.

To make a tour reservation or for additional information please call (954) 345-2112.


Sandy Ridge Sanctuary:

Located:8501 NW 40th Street
(Between University & Riverside Drive)

SandyRidge01Free guided tours are offered the 1st Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. or by appointment. Reservations are not required. Weekday or evening tours can be arranged.

For tour information, contact Louis Goldstein, City of Coral Springs Parks Superintendent at 954-345-2112.

For further information on Sandy Ridge, contact City of Coral Springs Environmental Coordinator at 954-344-1117.

Sandy Ridge was created on a 38-acre tract of land that was initially to be developed with 195 zero-lot homes. The site was bought by the City of Coral Springs in 1996 using funds from the 7.5 million dollar environmental bond issue approved by voters in 1994, as well as a grant from the Florida Communities Trust.

The terms of the referendum and the grant proposal make Sandy Ridge a nature preserve in perpetuity.

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Animals of Sandy Ridge:

Birds Butterflies Dragonflies Mammals Reptiles
Anhinga Gulf Fritilary Scarlet Skimmer Common Gray Fox Black Racer
Blue Jay Malachite Eastern Pondhawk Grey Squirrel Gopher Tortoise
Eastern Screech Owl Monarch Halloween Penant Raccoon  
Great Egret Phaeon Crescent      
Great Horned Owl Ruddy Daggerwing      
Osprey White Peacock      
Red Bellied Woodpecker Zebra Longwing      
Wood Stork        
Yellow Shafted Flicker