Named for Moody Branch, a tributary of the Little Manatee River, this WEA protects water quality in the region and showcases rare Florida scrub habitat.



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Things to do

Hikers and equestrians will find solitude and good wildlife viewing along sandy roads and trails. read more »


Healthy habitats here are home to gopher tortoises, Florida scrub-jays and fox squirrels. read more »

Habitat and Management

Rare plants and animals are protected within a mosaic of upland and wetland plant communities. read more »


Portions of the property once used for farming and cattle grazing are being restored to benefit gopher tortoises, Florida scrub-jays and other wildlife. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located in northern Manatee County, approximately 20 miles northeast of Parrish. read more »


FWC Facts:
The song of the wood thrush is so beautiful it inspired Handel to write a piece of music in the bird's honor. This songbird sings a loud, flute-like song, ending in a trill.

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