Nature & Wildlife in Florida Keys

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  • Get outdoors and reconnect. Nature and wildlife is your glimpse at {0}'s original inhabitants: the flora, fauna and critters big and small.

    Florida Keys offer an appealing variety of public parks and environmentally oriented eco-attractions, whether it is swimming side by side with a dolphin, walking among thousands of butterflies or navigating through tropical forests and botanical gardens.

    Notable is the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, the only "frost-free" botanical garden in the continental United States. It is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. The Key West Forest and Garden is a special place where you can appreciate biodiversity and learn more about its importance. For instance, the forest has two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys and is a major migratory stopping point for neo-tropical birds from places as far as South America, as well as being home to many rare birds in the Florida Keys.

    The Florida Keys are also filled with eco-friendly things to do while on vacation, like walking tours designed to interact with nature, and that are inexpensive and low-impact, helping visitors get to know the Keys more intimately.

    Big Pine Kayak Adventures

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    Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp
    MM 30, US1

    Nature tours among the mangroves and backcountry...
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    Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

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    5210 College Road

    The only "frost-free" tropical moist forest garden in U.S... read more

    Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site and Park

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    End of Southard Street on Truman Annex

    Confederate fort entertainment... read more

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    Dry Tortugas National Park

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    Garden Key

    Offshore National Park and preserve in the Gulf of Mexico... read more

    Pigeon Key

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    Pigeon Key Foundation
    P.O Box 500130

    Historical home base for Flagler Railroad workers, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites... read more

    Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

    1316 Duval Street

    Fascinating and lovely butterfly tours... read more

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    National Key Deer Refuge

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    28950 Watson Boulevard
    Big Pine Key Plaza

    See endangered wildlife up close in their natural habitat... read more

    Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site

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    Lignumvitae Key
    1 Mile West

    Off the beaten tourist track... read more

    Indian Key State Historic Site

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    Mile Marker 78.5
    1 mile west of the tip if Islamorada

    Hike around the island for a glimpse of history dating back to early 1800's... read more

    Key West National Wildlife Refuge

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    P.O. Box 430510

    This mangrove-forested area provides important nesting habitat for a variety of birds... read more
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