One of my favorite places to bird – or just walk – is a beautiful preserve with a very long name: The Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat.
A lush, marshy wetland, with scenic views in every direction! Even on this very windy day, the Terns loved it (I think these are Forster’s Terns, but would be happy to be corrected).
Two long walking bridges, a large gazebo, and comfy benches along the curving, paved walkways make it a pleasure to bird, stroll, bike, or jog. Shhhh….and it’s never crowded!
“The Wellington Environmental Preserve at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat (Section 24) is a 365-acre rainwater storage area with nature trails and learning centers. It was built through a partnership between South Florida Water Management District and Wellington. In compliance with the 1994 Everglades Forever Act, rainwater from Wellington must be cleansed of phosphorus before it enters the Florida Everglades.” (Wellington Environmental Preserve)