Palm Beach County Nature Centers – Wakodahatchee Wetlands

The Wakodahatchee Wetlands are interesting.  It sounds like an indian name but it is actually modern since Wakodahatchee means ‘created waters’.  The water you see in these wetlands is the output of the sewage treatment plant.  Yuk??  No, the water is actually nice and clean and a good environment for all kinds of critters.  The PB Water authority pumps about two million gallons of treated water into the wetlands every day and the wetlands act as a natural filter.  There is a nice 3/4 mile boardwalk through the wetlands and a number of nesting sites that are closer than you find at the Venice Rookery.  Here are a few of the birds I found the other day.  These cormorants were nesting already.

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I also found a pair of rather tame Egyptian Geese who were happy to pose for you.

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A little further down the boardwalk and I found this juvenile Little Blue Heron.

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I also saw a number of Gators, Grackles, nesting Great Blue Herons and other birds along the way.

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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