Brevard County has begun removing thousands of trees in Malabar Scrub

A Scrub Jay hunts for food in the Malabar Scrub Sanctuary on Thursday afternoon, June 1, 2023. Brevard County and the City of Malabar have resolved a dispute over the felling of several thousand trees in the sanctuary, allowing work to begin.  Craig Bailey/FLORIDA TODAY via USA TODAY NETWORK

Florida’s threatened jays will soon leap across more open housing space in the Malabar Scrub Sanctuary after workers cut down several thousand trees in the name of conservation. The biologists say the tree clearing that began last week will bring in the gregarious but vulnerable birds that need sandy open spaces to forage and watch … Read more