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I just had to get out of the house for some sunshine and fresh air on this beautiful afternoon, so I drove out to the Green Cay (pronounced “key”) Wetlands, a filter marsh west of Boynton Beach, FL. The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department has built a nature center and a 1.5 mile elevated walkway through a combination of marsh and tropical islands, managed by the Palm Beach County Department of Parks and Recreation. It’s a great place to walk and observe water birds, although the nearby Wakodahatchee Wetlands generally has a more concentrated and diverse population. (Also a lot more retired people power-walking.)
Of course I took pictures. You can click on the images to enlarge most of them.
As I entered the wetlands, Mrs. and Mr. Painted Bunting greeted me from the feeder next to the walkway.