Service Club Park, south of Venice, has a coastal oak/scrub and pine forest found nowhere else on the west coast below Pinellas County. This park is next to the old Loran coast guard station which shares the same habitats plus isolated wetlands.
Note: LORAN (LOng RAnge Navigation) is a terrestrial radio navigation system using low frequency transmitters in multiple deployment to determine the location and speed of the receiver. -- Wikipedia.com
Photos by John Sarkozy