The city of Boca Raton is one of the best cities in Florida to enjoy nature and wildlife. There are many parks, touristic places, zoos and animal shelters within the city. Also, there are different options for recreational activities like jogging or biking on trails surrounded by beautiful flora or you can book a boat tour through the nearby canals.
Boca Raton's parks and zoos:
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (4000 Morikami Park Road)
This garden is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution via the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which ensures that it follows their standards. It focuses on displaying different types of Asian flora and fauna.
Palm Beach Zoo (1301 Summit Boulevard)
The zoo was founded in 1936 by the Junior League, the first woman's organization in Palm Beach County. Today it is owned and operated by the county Zoo and maintains an active membership of more than 4,000 people.
Sertoma Butterfly House & Nature Center (1875 North Military Trail)
The Butterfly House is home to more than 1,000 colorful butterflies flying freely in the indoor space. The outdoor area has a butterfly garden and bird aviary. There are daily programs about the environment, live animal shows and educational workshops for children.
J.W. Frederick Arboretum & Botanical Garden (7530 North Military Trail)
This is an arboretum and botanical garden with different spaces for exhibits on plants, trees, flowers and more. The park includes a tropical fruit orchard, formal gardens, bamboo forest, wetlands, streams and several walking trails of different lengths.
The annual bird migration in South Florida:
A phenomenon called "bird migration" occurs in South Florida between November and April every year. Millions of birds use the area as a midpoint during their journeys from North America to South America and vice versa. The Everglades National Park is one of the best places in the state for bird migration, hosting hundreds of species including wading birds, herons, egrets and ibis. More than 400 species of birds live in South Florida all year round.
It is very easy to see the bird migration, you just need to go to any park or area close to where the birds migrate and you will be able to see them very easily!