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Green Cay Wetlands - Boynton Beach, FL
Pictures and a video clip from a visit to the Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands located in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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Green Cay Wetlands Sign
Parking Lot & Entrance
Map & Info Sign
The land where the Green Cay Wetlands now reside were formerly a farm that produced bell peppers and other vegetables.

After forty years as a farm, the land was allowed to revert back to a wetland oasis for wildlife and native flora.

Green Cay is nestled within a suburban area of Palm Beach County at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437.

The two major features of this attraction are the 1.5 mile elevated boardwalk and the 9,000 square feet nature center.

On the boardwalk, you'll find informative signs detailing the most common plant life, birds, and other animals found in the area. There is also a large "Chickee Hut" built in the same fashion as the Seminole Indians have constructed in the past.

The boardwalk is open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day.


Green Cay Nature Center
Wildlife To Look For
Great Egret
The Green Cay Nature Center is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 PM to 4:30 PM, on Saturday from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM, and on Sunday from 1 PM to 4:30 PM.

The nature center features exhibits that explain the water supply system, water cycles, water conservation, water purification, and native people of the Everglades. There is also a frog habitat, turtle habitat, alligator hole, a wetland diorama and other educational exhibits.

Wildlife Info Sign
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Great Egret In Flight
Some of the birds that can be seen in the Green Cay Wetlands include Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Reddish Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Black-Crowned Night Herons, Limpkins, Mourning Dove, Purple Gallinules, Roseate Spoonbills, Black-necked Stilts, Anhingas (snake birds), Double Crested Comorants, Pied Billed Grebes, Common Moorhens, American Bitterns, Soras, American Kestrals, Least Terns, Osprey and Purple Martins.
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Other wildlife that has been spotted at Green Cay include American Alligators, river otters, Bobcats, raccoons, marsh rabbits, yellow cooter turtles, frogs, butterflies, and dragonflies.
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Green Cay is more than just a nice place to photograph birds, the wetlands also serve as a water reclamation zone for Palm Beach County.

The land acts as a natural filter for millions of gallons of treated wastewater that recharges the county's groundwater supply.

Elevated Boardwalk
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During our three visits to the Green Cay Wetlands, I also captured a few short video clips. I edited together these clips into a short video that runs about 3 minutes long, has a file size of 60 MB, and is encoded in the WMV (Windows Media Video) format. To view the video, left click on the link below. To download the video file to your hard drive, right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As".

Green Cay Wetlands Wildlife Video Clip - Boynton Beach, FL
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The Shy Birds Info Sign
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Green Heron
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Cabbage Palm - Florida State Tree
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Tricolor Heron
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Baby Common Moorhen
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Green Cay Nature Center
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Mallard Ducks
Florida Cooter Turtle
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