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In honor of World Turtle Day, yes it’s a thing, let’s learn more about the Palm Beach’s favorite reptile: the Loggerhead Turtle.

Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerhead turtles are named for their large heads that support powerful jaw muscles, allowing them to crush hard-shelled prey like clams and sea urchins. They are less likely to be hunted for their meat or shell compared to other sea turtles. The accidental capture of marine animals in fishing gear, is a serious problem for loggerhead turtles, which are endangered, because they frequently come in contact with fisheries.

Institutions like the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach have a variety of conservation programs which are working to protect Loggerheads and other turtle species which

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Florida, particularly South Florida, is famous for its wildlife. For those of you who love the water, here are a couple wildlife centers that you might want to visit.  

Manatee Lagoon

Manatee Lagoon is Florida Power & Light’s new eco-discovery center. This is your chance to see the manatees up close where they bask in the warm-water outflows from the power plant. The center includes exhibits, a boardwalk, picnic area, pavilion, cafe and gift shop. Even better, admission is free! 600 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach. 561-626-2833 For a sneak preview, check out the Manatee Cam on their website VisitManateeLagoon.com

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

You’ll fall in love with sea turtles! Loggerhead Marinelife Center promotes sea turtle education,

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This Thursday and Friday night you and your family can come out to the Hobe Sound Nature Center and watch as turtles lay their eggs on local beaches.

The females Loggerhead Sea Turtles will crawl out of the ocean and will carefully choose a spot to nest. She constructs a "body pit" by digging with her flippers and using her body. She will then lay her eggs; the average clutch sizes ranges from about 80 to 120 eggs. Once she is finished nesting, she will cover the eggs and return to the ocean.

This is a great event for Palm Beachers looking to experience first-hand one of the area’s signature creatures. It’s also perfect for kids looking to learn about local wildlife.

What to Expect

8:00 pm – Meet at the Nature Center to sign in. Exhibit

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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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Every Tuesday and Thursday the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts a fish-feeding program for kids! This free program takes place at the Mangrove exhibit, which displays the habitats of Florida’s coastal ecosystems.

This is a great event for kids looking to learn about local plants and wildlife. Attendants will see a live feeding and listen to a guide explain the marinelife. This hands on event is a great way for kids to experience some of the more interesting aspects of biology and science, there are few things more important in a child’s education than teaching him or her that learning can be fun and interesting. The fish feeding at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a big step in that direction.

When: Tuesday and Thursday at

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Every Tuesday and Thursday the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach hosts a fish-feeding program for kids! This free program takes place at the Mangrove exhibit, which displays the habitats of Florida’s coastal ecosystems.

This is a great event for kids looking to learn about local plants and wildlife. Attendants will see a live feeding and listen to a guide explain the marinelife. This hands on event is a great way for kids to experience some of the more interesting aspects of biology and science, there are few things more important in a child’s education than teaching him or her that learning can be fun and interesting. The fish feeding at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a big step in that direction.

When: Tuesday and Thursday at

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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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This Saturday, March 23rd, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host its 16th Annual TurtleFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a great event for Palm Beach residents of all ages, especially those interested in local wildlife and marine ecosystems.

Over 10,000 guests will join together at TurtleFest 2019 at the free-admission event which focuses on promoting conservation and endangered sea turtles. Guests will enjoy music, art, shopping, educational presentations, games, and other activities. Returning this year is the World Ocean pavilion, which features educational and fun activities focused on water conservation.

Entertainment

Talented musicians “Spred The Dub,” “Making Faces” and more TBA, along with performances by local school groups

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Dr. Logger is a kid-friendly educational ambassador for sea turtles. Through an interactive show, Dr. Logger and “Bob” the sea turtle educate audiences on the life of a sea turtle, by addressing various topics: threats, nesting, anatomy, lifestyle, etc. This is the perfect show to bring your kids or grandkids to if they are interested in local wildlife or marinelife. They will not only get to learn more about one of South Florida’s most interesting animals, the Loggerhead Turtle, they will also get to experience some of South Florida’s marine ecosystems first hand.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach, Florida, is a sea turtle research, rehabilitation, education and conservation

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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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