Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.
Daggerwing Nature Center Daggerwing Nature Center is set within the beautiful confines of Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in western Boca Raton. Features include a 3,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall with live animals and interactive state-of-the-art exhibits, classroom facilities, laboratory, art gallery, reading area, butterfly garden, and an elevated boardwalk which takes you on a relaxing journey through a swamp.
Frenchmans Forest Home of Seven Ecosystems. The wet, low-lying areas of this 172-acre natural area were once part of the headwaters of Lake Worth Creek, a meandering blackwater creek that flowed north to the Loxahatachee River.
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Green Cay Wetlands Green Cay Nature Center is the county's newest nature center that overlooks 100 acres of constructed wetland and provides educational opportunities about this unique habitat. The wetland features 1.5 miles of elevated boardwalk featuring interpretive signs about the habitat. The Nature Center includes a lecture hall, gift shop, and live animals in an extensive exhibit room that highlights wetland attributes. Come for a visit and find that there's something for everyone at this fantastic facility!?
John D MacArthur Beach State Park A unique mixture of coastal and tropical hammock and mangrove forest, this barrier island provides a haven for several rare or endangered native tropical and coastal plant species.
Jupiter Ridge Over 270-acres of scrub, scrubby flatwood, mesic flatwoods, depression marsh, and mangrove swamp ecosystems are located in this natural area. Take a walk down the path to "Ski Beach" where you might be lucky enough to see a manatee swim past as this site has the longest shoreline along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway of any other natural area in the County. Features
Okeeheelee Nature Center The Okeeheelee Nature Center and Nature Trails are a fantastic resource for learning about nature and animals or taking walks on over 90 acres of woodlands through the 2.5 miles of wooded trails winding around the various ponds.
Peaceful Waters Peaceful Waters Sanctuary is a 30 acre wetlands park with 1,500 feet of elevated nature boardwalks and one mile of walking trails. The park features an assortment of displays that represent the variety of animals and plant species native to South Florida and provides an excellent opportunity for nature photography.
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Snook Islands This 118-acre wetland restoration project created 11 acres of mangroves and 2 acres of oyster reefs within the Lake Worth Lagoon along the shoreline in downtown Lake Worth. Public use facilities include a boardwalk, kayak launch, and floating dock. Restrooms available at Bryant Park.
Wakodahatchee Wetlands The Wakodahatchee Wetlands, opened in 1996, are located in Delray Beach at 13270 Jog Road. Constructed on 50 acres of previous wastewater utility property, the created wetlands are free and open to the public. Wakodahatchee features a three-quarter mile boardwalk that crosses between open water pond areas and islands with shrubs and snags to foster nesting and roosting.
Winding Waters Natural Area This 548-acre natural area contains mesic flatwoods, hydric hammock, depression marsh, wet prairie, and dome swamp. Several areas were cleared for agricultural purposes and have been restored to shallow-water and deep-water marshes. Birdlife is abundant with bald eagles, anhingas, green herons, belted kingfishers, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, and loggerhead shrikes making appearances.