Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area

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This scenic archipelago contains rare species, like this white-crowned pigeon, shown feeding on a poisonwood tree (Photo credit: USFWS).

 

Sights




Share Your Visit

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Things to do

Enjoy outstanding scenery and hiking, bicycling, paddling, photography and wildlife viewing. read more »

Wildlife

The rockland hammock and other habitats within the WEA are home to over 40 rare and protected species. read more »

Habitat and Management

Some of the best examples of undisturbed rockland hammocks in Florida are protected and managed to benefit wildlife. read more »

History

For thousands of years, the resources and beauty of the Florida Keys have attracted humans. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located in Monroe County, approximately 53 miles south of Miami and 15 miles east of Key West. read more »

 



FWC Facts:
Within 24 hours of hatching, young whooping cranes can follow their parents away from the nest. Together, they forage for plants, insects, snakes, frogs and small animals.

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