Flamingo Gardens – Davie, FL

Flamingo gardens is a botanical garden and the home of Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. This shit is one hell of a well-tended garden.        The gardens contain several champion trees (the largest of their kind) and the largest single-trunk tree in Florida, this phat ass fig:  A narrated tram runs throughout the day to to…

Turtlefest 2015 – Loggerhead Marinelife Center – Juno Beach, FL

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is located on US-1 next to Juno Dunes Natural Area. It’s a non-profit marine education and ocean conservation center focusing on sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation. This is a green-certified facility and one of the newer and nicer rehab centers that I’ve seen. When you enter the building, there’s a welcome desk…

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL

Wakodahatchee Wetlands is not the largest of these wetland preserves, but this is where I’ve seen the most wildlife. Waka (as we call it) is located on Jog Rd in Delray Beach, FL, a mere 7ish minutes from Green Cay Wetlands. There is a almost-a-mile long boardwalk trail that loops around the ponds, marshes, and…

Shark Valley – Everglades National Park, FL

Shark Valley is a 15-mile paved loop trail in Everglades National Park off of Highway 41.    There’s a tram that goes around the loop, but taking it is kind of ridiculous when you can rent or bring a bike unless you’re in a time crunch. The first half of the loop runs along the…