Palm Beach County is one of the largest counties in Florida and with nearly 2000 square miles of land and a coastline of approximately 45 miles long there are countless places to see and explore nature. The county contains multiple ecosystems including a large expanse of the Everglades. There are Pine Forests, Mangrove Estuaries, miles and miles of Beaches and everything in between.
The County manages 14 different natural areas. There is a National Wildlife Refuge and a State Park and many other acres of accessible State land. There are many constructed Wetlands areas and City Parks that also provide havens for many types of plants and animals.
Many of these areas are used very regularly while others get very little traffic. My goal for the next year or two is to visit and explore ALL of the County, not just the parts I’m familiar with.
Young Great Blue Herons at Wakodahatchee Wetlands 7/8/2010
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