Friday, January 7, 2011

Wakodahatchee Wetlands and Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, FL

Well, I suppose after all the snow we just had you'd like to see something warm.  So here I am in Florida at a great place called Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach.  Here you'll find everything you are looking for.  From rare birds to alligators, Wakodahatchee has it all.

Wakodahatchee means "created waters" and comes from the language of the Seminoles. Fifty acres of unused utilities creates this great place to enjoy nature at its finest.   

There is a three mile boardwalk so you can walk through and enjoy the wildlife and learn how these wetlands were created and how it is maintained.  In the site I will provide in my usual links, you can take a virtual tour of these wetlands and learn a little more about this popular spot.  Walkers, joggers, bird watchers and just plain local folk come to this place every day to learn more. 

Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands in Boynton Beach is similar yet different.  It's a bit newer than Wakodahatchee and provides a 1.5 mile boardwalk which snakes through the 100 acre habitat. There is also a large modern nature center as you enter the wetlands from the parking lot.  There are lots of exhibits you can enjoy and it's a great place for adults as well as children.

Here are the links:

Here is a virtual tour of the Wakodahatchee Wetlands.  Explore, then read about this great spot.

The link to Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands.  I borrowed the picture above from this site.


  1. My husband and I love to bird watch so I know we would enjoy this wonderful nature find. Thank you, Clyde! :o)

  2. Clyde, on this cold, dreary day, some sunny photos are just what I needed! Thank you!