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Category: Places to go and to see (7)

January 18, 2011

Green Cay Nature Center suffers buget cuts - fewer hours

Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road,
west of Boynton Beach between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
The wetlands are open 9am-3pm every Tuesday-Saturday.

The nature center is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.
The boardwalk however is open every day of the year, now from 7AM until sunset.

The free guided walks have changed on Tuesdays to 3pm to accommodate
our new hours. The regular scheduled walks on Saturday continue to
be at 9am, 11am, and 1pm.

Also the 2011 photo contest is officially taking submissions.
You can download info here:

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November 28, 2010

Green Cay Nature Center - right in our backyard

gcnewlogo_small.jpg Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department.

Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road,
west of Boynton Beach between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.
The wetlands are open six days a week, from sunrise to sunset. Building is closed on Mondays. Nature center hours are 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Friday; 8:15 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Saturdays and 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. on Sundays.

On Tuesdays at 4:00 P.M., and on Saturdays at 9:00 and 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 and 3:00 P.M., free guided half-mile tours are offered to visitors.
There are no reservations required.

For more information, call 561 966-7000. OR

If you are looking for a lovely morning or afternoon walk with visiting
relatives or if you need a destination to take your grandchildren,
Green Cay Nature Center is a great refuge for the eyes and the soul.
Bring your camera and your binoculars. There is a lot to see!

The Nature Center has indoor exhibits, restrooms, and a lovely gift shop. Volunteers
are friendly and knowledgeable.

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November 22, 2010

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center - Boca Raton

1801 North Ocean Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday, 12 pm - 4 pm

Directions from I-95
I-95 to Palmetto Park Road
East on Palmetto Park Road to A1A
Left (North) on A1A
Gumbo Limbo will be approximately 1 mile on your left

Directions from Florida Turnpike
Exit Glades Road
After toll booth - turn left (East)
Turn right (South) onto Dixie Highway
Turn left (East) on Palmetto Park Road to A1A
Left (North) on A1A
Gumbo Limbo will be approximately 1 mile on your left

Hammock Happenings November 2010
Guided Hammock Walk: Every Tuesday, Wednesday
Saturday, Nov. 13 + Sunday, Nov. 28

Wetlands Walk Tuesday, Nov. 8 + Thursday, Nov. 18

Canoeing the Mangroves Tues., Nov. 9 + 23rd + Sat., Nov. 27

Biodiversity LaWednesday, Nov. 10

Little WondersSaturday, Nov. 13

Big WondersSaturday, Nov. 13

TurtleShakersMonday, Nov. 15

Night ExplorersFriday, Nov. 19

Gifts From the GardenSaturday, Nov. 20

Story Tellebration: Tales of TailsSaturday, Nov. 20

Boca BeachcombingTuesday, Nov. 23

Seining the LagoonWednesday, Nov. 24

Reservations and prepayment required for programs. Please call our Program Hotline at least 3 days in advance to sign-up.
(561) 391-8110.

Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center is temporarily CLOSED:

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May 19, 2010

Places to see for free in the USA this summer

What to see for free in the U.S.A.:

* Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah
* Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
* Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas
* Central Park, New York City
* Freedom Trail, Boston
* Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
* Highway 1, California coast
* Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.
* USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
* Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii
* Lake Tahoe
* Grant Park, Chicago
* French Quarter, New Orleans
* Key West Causeway
* Washington, D.C., Smithsonian
Although government monuments and memorials are always free, some sites
ask for donations or charge for guides.
Natural wonders and scenic drives are free, although, you do have to pay to
use the facilities of our national parks, such as picnic areas and camping sites.

Source: TripAdvisor, an online reader-derived travel information and
sister site of

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May 10, 2010

Enjoy Palm Beach County Parks this Spring

Palm Beach County Parks

We live in a wonderful area of Florida where there are so many outdoor
activities for children of all ages. Have you been to Daggerwing Nature Center in
Boca Raton? It is located at 11200 Park Access Road, 561 488-9953. There
are boardwalks, nature trails and lots of birds and animals to see.

Visit the Green Cay Nature Center at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach,
561 966-7000. Enjoy the boardwalk and visit the exhibits inside. There is
a lovely gift shop, too.

Don't forget the Okeeheelee Nature Center at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard,
W.Palm Beach 561 233-1400. During the summer there is lots to see and do.

Call the numbers provided for hours and special events

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April 29, 2010

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Membership - Spring 2010

Join Gumbo Limbo Staff and learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches, problems they are facing, and what you can do to help. After a talk and a video in the classroom, go over to the beach to see what “Sky Glow” is first hand. If you are lucky, see a loggerhead turtle lay her eggs!

About the Turtle Walk Ticket Sales

Have you joined Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc., upgraded or renewed your membership for 2010? In order to be eligible for the Members-Only Presale for the 2010 Turtle Walks, be sure to join or upgrade by April 30. You cannot become a new member and purchase tickets during the Members-Only Presale (May 1-7). The number of tickets each member is permitted to purchase is dependant on your membership level:

Ticket Limits:
Individual Membership: 2 tickets per member at the presale
Family Memberships: 6 tickets per member at the presale
Contributor Membership: 10 tickets per member at the presale

Members wishing to purchase additional tickets may do so (up to 6 tickets) at the general sale. Tickets must be purchased in person, and you will purchase tickets for a specific date (dates below).

Turtle Walks will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings (9:00 pm - 11:00 pm) May 25 though July 1. This program is for ages 8 and up, and an adult must participate with children under the age of 18. Tickets are $7 each for members and $10 each for non-members.

The Member Presale will begin Saturday, May 1 at 9:00 am and continue through May 7,
or until the allotted tickets are sold out. The General Sale will begin on
Saturday, May 8 at 9:00 am and continue until tickets are sold out.

Payment by Visa or MasterCard will be accepted, as will cash or checks made out to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Tickets for Members are $7 each; $10 each for non-members.

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April 4, 2010

Palm Beach County Library System is great!

After moving to Palm Beach County in the summer 1996, I was spending quite
some time at the nearest "cool" library branch. I discovered that what I
thought I was missing back in New York was even better here in Florida.
Our library system is terrific!

I just received my newest library card. (I actually wore my old one out.) It is
not like the old laminated blue one I had previously owned. This one is
colorful and un-bendable. While I was at it, I also requested a free Sunshine
Library Card, which enables me to use the library at F.A.U. and other
participating libraries. Palm Beach residents can get one by going online to:

When you visit a local library, browse the C.D.s, D.V.D.s and check out
some of the excellent programs, not just books. There are movies, musical
shows, and lectures for all ages.

I place a hold for books online and renew books, too. The website is: Enjoy our Palm Beach Library System.

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