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Through the Lens of an Nine Year Old: Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida

Yesterday afternoon, we decided to take a little adventure and visit Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach. Wakodathatchee is a Seminole Indian phrase that means  “created waters.” The Wakodahatchee Wetlands was constructed by Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department next to the existing Water Treatment Plant. This project has significantly enhanced about 56 acres of former percolation ponds into a thriving wetlands habitat. It has been one of our family’s favorite nature spots since Eben was an infant.

Wakodahatchee is a thriving wetlands Eco system where you can observe a large assortment of animals and plants. Our favorites are the alligator’s (we saw 3 yesterday including a juvenile), several different types of turtles and the numerous types of birds. Since Eben really wants to be a photographer for National Geographic when he grows up, he took all of the pictures yesterday and here are some of our favorites.You can see all of Eben’s pictures here.

Does your family enjoy nature walks? 

Does your child know what they want to be when they grow up?

3 Responses to Through the Lens of an Nine Year Old: Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida

  1. angie lilly September 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    WOW!!! Eben is SO talented!!!

  2. katklaw777 September 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Beautiful pics…the child does have talent!
    I think the white one in the marsh is an egret, would luv to know the names of the others.

  3. Sweet Greens September 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Hi Angie,
    Thank you. Thank you.

    Hi Katklaw,
    Thank you so much. I think he has great talent too!

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