Our hammock forests are a great place to bird while in the Keys and we have quality birding binoculars available for loan if you didn’t bring yours. We have a variety of coastal and inland ecosystems which support species of birds from diverse ecological niches. Watch...
While walking over the bridges through the wilderness you are sure to stumble upon various members of the wildlife.
Enter the boardwalk from Crane Road near the Bird Center and walk along the shoreline. At the entrance, be sure to look up and observe the often “active” osprey nest. You will see the Golden Orb spider and a variety of red, white and black mangroves.
Learn to identify trees you will see in the hammock before continuing on the trails.
Fragrant flowers and plants specific to attracting butterflies live here. Giant Swallowtails, Zebra Longwings, Orange-Barred Sulphurs and Gulf Fritillaries are among the various butterflies that love this garden.