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Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands, Melbourne
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands is located in Melbourne. To visit Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands on your holiday in Melbourne, and find out what else Melbourne has to offer, use our Melbourne trip builder.
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Just down the road from my house. Great "break time" to go and see the wild life. Winter time is best for the birding aspect.
Great trails! There's so much wildlife to be seen. While there are driving trails, we enjoy parking and walking. Its a great place for the amateur or professional photographer. Tons of birds, turtles,... read more »
I found this place by accident and I am glad I did. It is near town and simple to find. Well worth a visit or if your like us regular visits. It is a great place to drive, bike or walk through, quietl... read more »
A few years ago this was a great local place for wildlife, but i feel it has lost a lot of its charm. There is still some decent birding during the season, but it is just different. Several of the trees the Herons used for nesting have decayed and died. Would be nice to create some platforms as replacements. Also happened to catch some teenagers shrooming there by jumping the fence into the pasture. Called the Sheriff's, and they were quick and took care of it. Thid isn't what we need in that area. Ruins it for others
Absolutely my favorite place in Brevard County FL to take photographs of wildlife. I visit several times a week and never get enough!
According to their website, the hours of operation: April-September 6am-8pm (daily) February & March & October 7am-7pm (daily) November-January 7am-6pm (daily) We saw blue heron & an alligator eating a bird! So cool :)
Nice surprise as we were headed for River Lakes Conservation Area and took an accidental detour. Loved it. Saw 8 foot gator and some smaller ones. Lots of nesting herons and cormorants. Great for bird watchers. Osprey landed on an old tree beside the car and devoured a massive fish. Spectacular.
The approx 2.5 mile loop roadway around the wetlands provides great viewing of many wading and smaller birds. The roadway is compacted sand and very suitable for road bikes as well as the intended cars and walkers. The 10 MPH speed limit was well observed by cars on my visit. There's also an inner loop road and several raised viewing stands to provide other viewing angles. I saw a few alligators, but also a bald eagle among the more standard American Coot, etc. The grounds appeared well cared for. Well worth the visit.
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