Grassy Waters Preserve

Description:
The preserve consists of two sites, located on the north and south sides of Northlake Boulevard. The south site features a nature center/classroom surrounded by 1,500 feet of boardwalk, overlooking a sawgrass prairie and cypress marsh. The north site has a lake where catch-and-release fishing is allowed and two trails that traverse uplands and wetlands. Natural history programs and guided canoe outings are regularly offered.

Watchable Wildlife:
The prairie and marsh attract great blue herons, great egrets, ibises, limpkins, turtles, alligators, gar and mudfish. Turkey vultures and red-shouldered hawks are regular year-round sights; snail kites and bald eagles are occasionally seen. On the north site, watch for raccoons, armadillos, deer, wild hogs, wading birds, ospreys and wild ducks.

Ownership:
City of West Palm Beach

Contact:
(561) 627-8831

Directions:
Take Northlake Boulevard west from I-95 past the Beeline Highway. The Grassy Waters Nature Center is located just past the Beeline on the south side of Northlake Boulevard.

Related Sites:
Other Southeast Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



FWC Facts:
Ospreys, also known as "fish hawks," are expert anglers that like to hover above the water, locate their prey and then swoop down for the capture with talons extended.

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