Click any of the images below to learn about the many animals that call Fort Matanzas National Monument home

Parchment Tube Worm Casing

Coastal Creatures

A Parchment Tube worm casing found on the beach

8 pink birds walking in shallow water


Roseate Spoonbills walking through the shallow marsh

Tree Frog on trail railing


A Cuban Tree frog rest on a trail railing

Fiddler Crab in a hole


Fiddler crabs are one of many species of crustaceans found here.

Southern Puffer Fish on beach


This Southern Puffer Fish and many species can be found in the waters surrounding Fort Matanzas

Black and Yellow Spider

Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, etc

Learn about the many creepy crawlers

Two dolphins swimming together


Dolphins are frequently seen hunting and swimming the Matanzas River

A black racer looks up at it's surroundings


The non-venomous Black Racer is frequently spotted along the Nature Trail

A sea snail in the shallows


The sharp and slimy creatures

Last updated: August 11, 2020

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