Largest butterfly aviary in Florida with 20,000 butterflies on display at any given time and more than 150 different species.
Alligator in the Everglades
Nearly two-thirds of Greater Fort Lauderdale is made up of Everglades protected wetlands.
Spend the day in a 60-acre, botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy thousands of rare, exotic and native plants among Florida’s largest collection of champion trees.
Everglades Airboat Tour
Take a tour of the river of across aboard a high-speed airboat and learn about this delicate eco-system.
Greater Fort Lauderdale has three types of Sea Turtles nesting on its beaches from March-October.
Feathered friend enjoys the beach
A walk on the beach, just another day in paradise for our fowl friends.
Birdwatching is easy in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Flora
Greater Fort Lauderdale's unique natural landscape offers remarkably diverse flora and fauna and rare ecosystems.
Tropical Fish in Greater Fort Lauderdale
There are 69 miles of natural coral reef off the shores of Greater Fort Lauderdale teeming with hundreds of tropical fish.
The Everglades -- River of Grass
Witness rare bird and wildlife in the exotic Everglades.
Heron in the Everglades
Bird watching in the river of grass.
Gator Sighting in the Everglades
Greater Fort Lauderdale has a multitude of opportunities to witness these prehistoric creatures in their natural habitat.
Credit: Photo courtesy of Carol Hudson
South Florida Fauna
More than 3,000 hours of sunshine, even the birds can be classified as sunbathers.
West Lake Park- Anne Kolb Nature Center
The Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park boasts 1,500+ acres of coastal mangrove wetlands and is one of the largest urban parks in Florida.
Credit: photo credit: Alan Maltz
Kayaking along Fort Lauderdale's canals
Explore the "Venice of America" along more than 300+ miles of inland waterways.