The Green Cay Wetlands is a beautiful place to take a walk, enjoy
nature, and get some fantastic pictures.
When you leave the parking lot and are about to enter the boardwalk,
look down to see the footprints of those who came before:
This little map I drew might help you find your way to Green Cay, and to
the Wakodahatchee Wetlands
, which is
nearby and well worth a visit too:
The first bit of boardwalk passes through a patch of butterfly
plants, so keep an eye out for the
as you approach
the nature center.
The nature center sits out over the water, and the
boardwalk goes all the way around it as well as in a figure eight
through the wetlands. Fortunately, even when the nature center is
closed, the restrooms are accessible from outside. Check
Green Cay's site
for the nature center hours; there are some neat
things inside to enjoy.
When you go to Green Cay, bring your sunscreen, and perhaps a hat. There
are several pavilions with benches where you can rest in the shade, and
the elevated boardwalk catches a much better breeze than ground level,
but the Florida sun can be brutal, so come prepared.
It's a great place to bring the kids or grandkids, nieces and nephews (ect.)
to see alligators
from a safe vantage point. Sometimes they're in plain
sight, but sometimes they're only eyeballs above the water; you have to
really look for them.
Gators aside, the
birds at Green Cay are fabulous!
What you'll find, and how much of it you'll see, seems to change a bit
with the seasons, but there is always something to enjoy looking at.