Janis Joplin's Porsche 356 turned heads in the late 60s and continues to do so, custom painted in a unique psychedelic mural reminiscent of the Hippie Era. The unique car is heading to Amelia Island in March 2016.
Green Herons can be spotted occasionally in Egans Greenway on Amelia Island (the American Birding Association’s "Bird of the Year” 2015). Other special sightings are the Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.
Third snowy owl ever spotted in the state of Florida seen nearby at Little Talbot Island (about 15-minute drive from Amelia Island's southend bridge). Also, rare Harlequin Duck at Fernandina's Fort Clinch State Park.
It's been flurrying "Florida snow" around Amelia Island, especially near Egans Greenway in Fernandina Beach. White fluffs, Sea Myrtle seeds, are blowing around in the breeze mimicking flurries.
Amelia Islanders (and visitors) have the chance to glimpse North America’s most colorful songbird, the male Painted Bunting. Spotted today in Fernandina Beach, there will be opportunity to see these birds from now into October here on Amelia Island. Learn more about this lovely bird, how to attract buntings to your backyard feeder, and for visitors, where to potentially spot them as a tourist.
Did you know Amelia Island is the gateway to the Great Florida Birding Trail? On Earth Day, what better time to share some of Amelia Island’s natural splendor? Throughout the day Painted Buntings and Indigo Buntings frequented a backyard feeder in Fernandina Beach. A beautiful sight, the vivid colors of these buntings will surprise the novice seeing them for the first time.