As FAM 2011 neared its end, I anticipated our visit to Spruce Creek Preserve in New Smyrna Beach. Besides being gorgeous, the Preserve offers an excellent place to bike, walk, and photograph, while also harboring two of our favorite things: native plants and archaeology!
|A kiosk describing the Preserve-- and its archaeological significance-- greets visitors.|
|Wheeler describes Florida's native plants and how native peoples used them.|
|Amber and the group pause to enjoy the scenery.|
|Hikers approach the heavily vegetated mound.|
|Sarah talks about the mound's history.|
|2005 map shows the mound with a smaller mound to the |
west and a canoe ramp from the creek.
|The bikers learn that the mound dates to St. Johns IIc period, |
characterized by the appearance of European artifacts in mounds.
|Two bikers hike the trail at the end of an amazing tour.|
Website for Spruce Creek Preserve: http://www.volusia.com/sprucecreek/