Month: November 2015

Green Cay Wetlands Boynton Beach FL

Green Cay Wetlands (and Wakodahatchee Wetlands a few miles away) are both man-made “catch basins” for water that have been treated at water treatment plants in the Cities of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach respectively. These wetlands serve as home for many forms of wildlife and as observation and educational facilities for visitors.

Green Cay Wetlands has a 1.5 boardwalk that is a great observation point for photographers and those who simply enjoy watching the wildlife. The boardwalk is wide enough for strollers and wheel chairs.

Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, Florida. The boardwalk opens daily from 7 AM until sunset.

Here are some of the birds I saw on my first visit to Green Cay:

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Lauderhill Performing Arts Center

There once was a department store (Zayre or K-Mart) at the northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and State Road 7 in Lauderhill. That structure has long been demolished and very close by is a new performing arts center.

Close to Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium is the newly erected Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. The Center includes a state of the art, 1143-seat theatre, “an art gallery, meeting/classrooms, and banquet/reception facilities.” In the future visitors will be able to enjoy “music, theatre, dance, cinema, visual arts, education, conferences, workshops and other social gatherings.”

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Lake Worth Prefers Publix Phoenix Design

I thought all the Publix Phoenix design were gone except for one I see in Miami Beach. To my surprise I found this one in Lake Worth which was built recently. Clearly some prefer the classic design over the modern ones we see all over Florida.


Colee Hammock Park is a Quiet Spot in Fort Lauderdale

Tucked away on the south side of Las Olas Boulevard near 15th Avenue, is this small park called Colee Hammock Park. For many this park serves as a fitting “time out” from the hectic happenings in the City of Fort Lauderdale.

This is an open park with none of the facilities or exercise equipment found at the larger parks. There are benches that overlook New River and a few more under the trees. Here are a few images of the park taken early this Sunday morning.

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A Pleasant Sunday Morning Around Town

I woke up early this morning to see the sun rise on Hollywood Beach and to check out a few locations in Fort Lauderdale. I will write another article about a park I visited for the first time. Before then here are 3 of the better images from this morning.

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