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Moody Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area

Things to do

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


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

Habitat and Management

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


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

Planning Your Visit

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

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