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Lyonia Environmental Center

 The exhibit of Paul Rebmann Nature Photography titled "Only in Florida" is now hanging in the Lyonia Gallery in the Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona.
 
The Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) opened in Oct. 2009 and is part of the Deltona Regional Library complex at Lyonia Preserve. The LEC features exhibits - some of them hands-on and interactive - about the environment in Volusia County. New at LEC is the live animal room, with alligators, snakes, turtles, fish and other animals. Also at the LEC are classrooms, a workroom for visiting scientists, outdoor amphitheater, an environmentally themed art exhibit, gift shop.
Several photographs by Paul Rebmann were utilized for the educational displays at the LEC.

Behind the LEC is the Lyonia Preserve, a 360 acre county property. Since 1994 Volusia County has been restoring the habitat to the natural scrub preferred by the Florida scrub jay, a threatened species found only in Florida. There are several hiking trails that loop through the preserve where is is possible to see some of the Florida scrub jays that live in the Lyonia Preserve.

The Lyonia Environmental Center and Lyonia Preserve are at:
2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL 32725


Weedon Island Preserve

 A photograph of Lantana depressa by Paul Rebmann appears in the "Native or Not?" exhibit at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center.
 
Weedon Island Preserve is an approximately 3,164-acre preserve that extends along the west side of Tampa Bay in Pinellas County. It is the largest estuarine Preserve in Pinellas County, and is predominately comprised of aquatic habitats with mangrove swamps, shoreline, and seagrass beds along the eastern edge of the Preserve. The landward sections of the Preserve contain some xeric and mesic upland communities of pine flatwoods, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, and hammocks. The preserve houses an excellent museum covering both early cultures and natural history and recreational access in the form of ADA accessible boardwalk and observation platforms, hiking trails, and a 45 foot observation tower.