I visited an office near U.S. 1 and State Road 84, stopped by Wendy’s on S.R. 84 for a Cod Fillet sandwich and decided to spend part of my lunch time at Secret Woods Park.
This park is on S.R. 84 just west of I-95. It opened in September 1978 and is Broward County’s first nature center. It covers 57 acres on which you will find laurel oak trees, sabal palms and other varieties of palms, white mangroves, wild coffee, leather ferns, strangler figs, cocoplum, white stopper and pond apple trees.
After leaving the parking lot and walking a few feet towards the park office, I turned right (south) to the butterfly area. I saw 4 types of butterflies, dragonfly and land crabs. I saw a blue land crab possibly a fiddler crab and waited patiently to get a good photograph. Here are some of the images taken at the park on Wednesday April 16th: