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Florida Keys for Families  

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BIRDS and BIRDING,

BUTTERFLIES


 

 

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BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

 

BIRDING

There are a number of good birding spots in the Florida Keys. The Tortugas, Sandy Key, and the Everglades are perhaps the best known, but there are many others located throughout the Keys and Florida Bay. A link to information on places in Key Largo, Long Key, Marathon, Pigeon Key, Little Torch Key and Big Pine, together with information on Tortugas, Florida Bay, Sandy Key, and the Everglades is provided below:

http://www.floridakeysbest.com/audubon/birding_florida_keys.htm

The Audubon in the Florida Keys web site provides not only birding locations, it provides information on Audubon's journey in the Florida Keys and Key West in 1832 and observations he made at the time. Thirty bird portraits in Audubon' s Birds of America series are examined within the web site as it traces Audubon's journey in the Keys. His wonderful detailed descriptions and written accounts of his journey have contributed greatly to an historic appreciation of the Florida Keys.

 

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center - Mile Marker 93.6 - Key Largo

This center is a good place for children to see many wild bird species - peregrine falcons, great white herons, gulls, screech owl, ibis, pelicans, osprey, and peacocks. It was started by a single woman, rescuing hurt birds. The Center rescues injured, sick and orphaned birds and provides rehabilitation with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. Birds are kept in wire cages and enclosures and may be viewed from a wooden boardwalk path that crosses wetland grounds. Free but donations support half the Center's cost. A few guided tours but most are unguided to a lack of volunteers. 305-852-4486

World Parrot Mission - Recently established at the Bird Center is the World Parrot Mission with purpose of caring for parrots. Parrot behavioral shows daily beginning at 11 AM , phone 305-853-BIRD, http://www.worldparrotmission.org

 

Marathon Wild Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation  - Wild Bird Center at 888/826-3811

Key West Botanical Garden - Botanical Garden Way and College Road , Stock Island. free admission - an eleven acre garden with wood hammock and birds, Turn right off College Road just past Bayshore Manor

 

 

BUTTERFLIES

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory -1316 Duval St.- (305)296-2988

Your Trip to paradise will not be complete without a walk through the magical world of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, where hundreds of free-flying butterflies inhabit an enclosed, climate-controlled tropical habitat. The most beautiful winged creatures in nature surround you as you stroll among the flowers, trees, colorful birds and cascading waterfall. Marvel at 50 to 60 varieties of butterflies from around the world. The Learning Center explores all aspects of the butterfly world with a short film and educational displays, while the Gift Shop and Gallery offer a wide range of unique gifts. They offer discounted rates for children ages 4 to 12; 3 and under are free.

 

 

 


 


 

A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES   

A -

ACCOMMODATIONS - FAMILY ORIENTED RESORTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FAMILY - OTHER

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AIRPLANE RIDES
ANIMALS
ART AND CRAFTS

ACTIVITIES, BOOKS, GAMES, IDEAS FOR TRAVEL

B -

BABY FOOD, ACCESSORIES, BABY SITTING
BASEBALL AND BASEBALL DIAMONDS
BARBERS AND BEAUTY SALONS
BATHROOMS

BEACHES AND BEACH ADVISORIES
BEACH PHOTOGRAPHERS

BICYCLES

BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - BALLOONS, COSTUMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MAGICIANS
BOATS - CANOES, RENTALS, SAILING, TOURS AND SCENIC RIDES
BOWLING

C -

CAMPING
CAR SEATS
CHILDREN'S CAMPS
CHILD CARE CENTERS
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
CHRISTMAS
COMPUTER GAMES

D -

DANCE LESSONS
DENTISTS
DEPARTMENT STORES
DOCTORS - FOR CHILDREN
DOLPHINS PROGRAMS AND ENCOUNTERS

E -

ENVIRONMENT

F -

FISH FEEDING, FISHING - DOCKS - MARINAS - PARTY BOATS

FOOD - CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS , BURGERS , PIZZA

FESTIVALS

G -

GAMES - COMPACT FOR TRAVEL

GOLF
GYMNASTICS

H -

HOCKEY
HOSPITALS

I -

ICE CREAM

J -

JOURNALS, TRAVEL DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS FOR KIDS

K -

KARATE
KAYAKING

L -

LACROSSE
LESSONS (See
tennis, wind surfing, wakeboarding, piano,sailing, swimming, recreation programs, arts and crafts )
LIBRARIES

M -

MAGICIANS
MOVIES
MUSEUMS

N -

NATURE WALKS
NURSERY SCHOOLS (See CHILD CARE CENTERS )

P -

PARASAILING
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN / FAMILIES
PIANOS LESSONS
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS (see also SCHOOLS)

 

Q -

QUARRY

R -

RAILROADS
RECREATION
READING
RESCUE SQUADS

 S -  

SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SCHOOLS (private),
SKATING
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SOCCER
SPAS
SUMMER RECREATION
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
SWIMMING

T -

TACOS
TENNIS COURTS AND LESSONS,
TOURS
TOYS
TRANSPORTATION
TUTORING

V -

VIDEO MOVIE AND GAME RENTALS,

W -

WAKEBOARDING,
WALKING,
WINDSURFING SUPPLIES AND LESSONS,
WEDDINGS

Y-

YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),

Z -

ZOOS (see ANIMALS )

 


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