Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve


February 23, 2019   9:00 AM
GTM Research Reserve protects 73,352 acres south of the city of Jacksonville (Duval County), in St. Johns County and Flagler County on the northeast coast of Florida, one of the fastest-growing regions in the state. These protected areas provide habitat for a wide variety of fish and wildlife. A species list recently compiled for Guana River Marsh Aquatic Preserve indicated the presence of at least 44 mammal, 358 bird, 41 reptile, 21 amphibian, 303 fish and 580 plant species. The research reserve contains habitats essential to 48 protected animals and eight protected plants.

When and Where

February 23, 2019   9:00 AM
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

We are privileged to visit the Research Reserve and be allowed into the labs that are not normally open to visitors.

The labs contain many interesting items to be photographed.  Please do not use flash photography on living creatures.



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Lunch at Aunt Kate's  Aunt Kate's


From Vilano Beach - drive 7.5 miles north on A1A and turn left onto Guana River Road.

From Jacksonville Beach - Exit J Turner Butler Blvd to South A1A, drive 16.6 miles and turn right onto Guana River Road.   **Should you opt to take this route be aware that on many Saturday mornings activities are scheduled in Ponte Vedra that impair traffic flow.**

The GTMRR visitor's center will be on your left as you enter Guana River Road.

Aunt Kate's

Aunt Kate's is 5.5 miles south of GTMRR on A1A.

You will pass Castle Otttis on your right and 0.4 miles further turn right onto Euclid Avenue.  Drive to the water front and park on the right behind the restaurant.

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