Since before Thanksgiving, limpkins, blue herons, white egrets, red-tailed hawks, warblers, and roseate spoonbills have been making their way to South Florida’s winter wetlands. Whether sunrises, sunsets, or mid-day getaways, where better to count steps than among the webbed and winged. After spending most of last season at nearby Wakodahatchee Wetlands, for the past several weeks I have traversed the marshes and ponds on an elevated 1½ mile walkway set above the water at the 100-acre Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach, FL. For whatever Green Cay lacks for swarms, flocks, and tripods, it provides more parking, less crowding, and a much greater appreciation for open space.
Green Cay Nature Center is open from 6:30 a.m. until sunset. Here is a look at the ever-fascinating landscape and wildlife you will not find online.
Along the rails
Among the reeds and branches
Photography & iPhontography by Augustus Mayhew