Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve
ADDRESS:2800 Albatross Rd. Delray Beach, FL 33444
PHONE:(561) 243-7250 ext. 7252
Park Hours: 8:00 am – Dusk
The Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve is a fragment of a once extensive community called Florida Scrub or Scrub Pinelands. Florida Scrub is one of the oldest habitats in peninsular Florida. (Watts, 1971, 1975, 1980). This community consists of species that are specialized to live in periodically burned areas with high, well-drained, nutrient-poor soils. Moreover, this community contains a large percentage of organisms that occur nowhere else in the world. Technically, these species with restricted ranges are called endemics. Since most of Florida’s current citizens are transplants from elsewhere in the world, they are not aware of many native plants. The LMWEP can become an eminent example of one of Florida’s native ecosystems and how the remnants of that community continue to function.
- Nature Trail
- Walking Trail