Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Wakodahatchee Wetlands is located on Jog Road between Atlantic Blvd & Woolbright. Its name Wakodahatchee is derived from the Seminole Indian language and means “created waters”. Home to a variety of birds, turtles, frogs, alligators, and other wildlife, the park is free and open to the public 7 days a week from 7am to 5:30pm.

While there, I witnessed an alligator slinking leisurely through the water as if pondering where to go for lunch. Meanwhile, in what I consider a strange move, the birds waded towards it yet nothing happened.

I hope to explore more places on the birding trail and will post as I do so.


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