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The Juno Dunes Natural Area is a 569-acre preserve features miles of trails for biking and hiking, oceanfront tract facilities for easy beach access, boat slips on the Intracoastal Waterway, picnic tables, restrooms and a kiosk with informational brochures and maps.

Juno Dunes

The Juno Dunes Natural Area is a perfect place to experience the diversity of South Florida’s ecosystem in a single location. You and your family can take a leisurely stroll, relaxing bike ride or a fast-paced hike through any of the pristine natural trails.

This natural preserve is home to 12 unique, native ecosystems: beach dune, coastal strand, maritime hammock, hydric hammock, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, xeric hammock, mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, basin marsh,

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The Loxahatchee Everglades offer airboat tours for you to experience the wonders of the world-famous Florida Everglades.

The airboats glide over the river grass and enjoy the large array of wildlife viewing and even Florida’s alligators. The Loxahatchee Everglades is an eco-tourism business that respects the environment and therefore do not cage, pen or feed any wildlife.

All of the tour guides have received training and experience on the Everglades history and animal and plant life. All of the guides training and certification is completed by their own “Wild Lyle” and strives on being the best tour guides in South Florida.

The Everglades is home to hundreds of bird species, the American Alligator, and native plants. The tours depart daily and are

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Head to the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area tomorrow at 5:30PM and join the biologists from the Environmental Resource Management (ERM) Department on a walk through South Florida’s “desert” scrubland.

You should wear comfortable shoes on the hike and bring a water bottle. But don’t worry, it’s not a particularly difficult track, and it isn’t very far so as long as you are able to stay on your feet for at least an hour, you shouldn’t have any problems.

After the hike the group will jump into kayaks and paddle the restored shoreline of Jupiter Ridge, as well as the meandering oxbows of the historic Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve. Finally, you will finish the adventure hiking back over the ridge.

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When: Wed, April 17, from

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Join the experts of the Atala Chapter (Palm Beach) of the North American Butterfly Association this Saturday and learn about our native butterflies and the habitats and plants they depend on for survival.

This exploration will be at Cypress Creek South Natural Area (Jupiter, FL) .The natural area is located on the south side of Indiantown Road approximately 1.8 miles west of Florida Turnpike / I-95. This will be a leisurely hike along well maintained walking trails.

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When: Sat, April 13, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Cypress Creek South Natural Area - 9424 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478

Cypress Creek Natural Area

The Cypress Creek Natural Area spans both sides of Indiantown Road, over 2,000 acres

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The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, it is being hosted this Saturday, April 13th, at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum.

The event features challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. They capture the magnetic draw of nature, epic adventures and the emotional kaleidoscope of the human spirit.

Films will be shown outdoors on the “big screen.” Attendees should bring beach or lawn chairs and outdoor wear. Wine & beer, assorted beverages and tasty snacks and food will be available for purchase. Outside food & drinks and pets not permitted.

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Friday, April 12th:

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Starting at 11:00 A.M. this Saturday you and your family can go on one of the MacArthur Beach State Park's guided butterfly walks where you can see thousands of butterflies in their natural environment. You will see different species in all different colors, from orange Monarchs to black and yellow Zebra Heliconians to vivid green Malachites.

Guests of the butterfly walks are sure to see some butterflies you’ve never seen before. The educated tour guides will explain the different varieties of butterflies and what plants they are attracted and more. The hike will also include information on the plants that attract the winged insects, so there’s an educational twist in case you want to bring the kids.

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is offering Palm Beachers a behind the scenes look of their outdoor sea turtle hospital tomorrow, Tuesday, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

During this event you will receive snacks and refreshments and will be treated to a unique look at what it takes to run a state-of-the-art veterinary facility like the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. This is a great thing to do if you have kids or grandkids that are interested in wildlife, it gives them the opportunity to learn about some the animals and ecosystem right in their backyards.

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Price: Starting at $15

When: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Where: 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408 United States

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead

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South Florida has some of the lushest gardens you will find anywhere under the sun. Here are a few of the best and biggest in the Palm Beaches.

The Society of The Four Arts Botanical Garden

Created in 1938 by the Garden Club of Palm Beach, the Botanical Garden serves as a guide for local homeowners building their own tropical gardens. Many visitors come simply to relax in the quiet serenity and release the pressures of daily life. Heavily renovated in the early 2000s with new seating, lighting and irrigation the gardens serve as inspiration for gardeners and as a haven for those who just want to relax.  The gardens are free to the public.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Japanese gardens are masterfully designed to immerse the visitor

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Lion Country Safari is one of the nation’s first and best drive-through safari parks. It’s a great to experience a truly unique adventure in South Florida.

At Lion Country Safari you can see more than 900 wild animals, such as lions, giraffe, zebras, ostrich and rhinos, in this South Florida Safari. Witness large free-roaming herds of animals from six continents from inside an enclosed vehicle. After taking the four-mile drive-through safari, explore Safari World Amusement Park with rides, animal shows, giraffe and bird encounters, a water spray-ground with waterslides as well as dozens of animal exhibits.

Hours

Every Day: Gates Open: 9:30am - 4:30pm | Walk-Through Closed: 5:30pm

Admission (per person plus tax):

Regular (ages 10-64):

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The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a great place to visit if you, your kids, or your grandkids, are looking to learn more about South Florida’s local marine life.

The center is located on Hutchinson Island. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the 57-acre parcel houses the Society's headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Sea Turtle Pavilion, Children's Activity Pavilion, Sea Star Touch Tank Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion, and the Frances Langford Visitors Center. With its coastal hardwood hammocks and mangrove swamp communities, the site provides excellent opportunities for education and research aimed at increasing visitors' knowledge of these unique environments.

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