Lyonia Preserve

One of West Volusia Audubon’s projects is the Friends of Lyonia Preserve, which is an organization that has made its mission the support and promotion of Lyonia Preserve and Environmental Center.

Lyonia Preserve is famous for being a home to Florida’s only endemic bird species – the beautiful Florida Scrub-Jay.

Through thousands of educational and outreach initiatives, the Friends group and many partners have worked to increase awareness about this gem located in Deltona, Florida. The Preserve is special to so many people – from lifelong birders traveling to Florida to see a curious blue and grey bird, to amateur animal lovers who can’t believe their luck when a scrub jay lands on their head or hand, to environmentally minded people who want to see the rare blooms of a sky blue lupine, to locals who want a run with a little bit of elevation, and everything in between.

The Environmental Center hosts educational talks, kid-friendly programs, guided hikes, animal ambassadors of all types, and a dedicated, knowledgeable staff ready to share their love of Lyonia Preserve with you. To see the latest programs, visit the LEC’s Eventbrite page.

We provide support to the LEC in a number of ways from helping lead expert guided hikes and educational programs, to providing financial support for programs and initiatives, and through outreach events and our popular Facebook and Instagram pages.