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Celebrate Everglades Day in Palm Beach County

Posted by Ali Kane on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 9:35am.


The Florida Everglades National Park is located within a two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Palm Beach County. The National Park is considered to be one of Florida’s most cherished state park. The 98-year-old park is the third largest park and the third largest tropical wilderness areas in the country.

The Florida Everglades is a massive 1.5 million acres of wetlands that houses more than 2,300 miles of natural habitat for alligators, birds, snakes, the Florida panther, and other wildlife. In addition to the numerous types of wildlife, the park offers biking trails, hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps and much more.

This weekend in Palm Beach County, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the Everglades Day Festival this Saturday, February 8th. The Wildlife Refuge area has more than 145,000 acres of protected habitat with more than 250 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, more than 40 species of butterflies and 20 types of mammals. Several alligators, bobcats, snail kites, wood storks, pileated woodpeckers and more have been spotted there.

The 2020 Everglades Day Festival will focus on “Habitats of the Everglades”. The fun filled day will include wildlife presentations, interactive games, guest speakers, conservation exhibits, demonstrations, live music, food trucks, canoeing, hiking and much more.

The 21st Annual Everglades Day Festival Details:
When: Saturday, February 8th
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Location: The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge located at 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach.

For more details, click here to visit their website.

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