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The two RV Gypsies at
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
November 16, 2016

USA map showing location of Florida
Florida map showing location of Loxahatchee

history bookThe Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a 147,392-acre wildlife sanctuary located west of Boynton Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida. It includes the most northern remnant of the historic Everglades wetland ecosystem. The refuge was established in 1951 under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act and is managed through a license agreement between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge contains one of three water conservation areas (WCA's) in south Florida and is maintained to provide water storage and flood control, as well as habitat for native fish and wildlife populations. Water is regulated by a series of pumps, canals, water control structures, and levees built by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Loxahatchee NWR is one of over 500 national wildlife refuges located throughout the United States. The refuge not only preserves and protects native wildlife, but also offers compatible public recreational and educational opportunities including walking trails, a canoe trail, bike trail, boat ramps, fishing platform, observation towers, and a visitor center. It is home to American alligator, the endangered snail kite, and as many as 257 species of birds. As such, it has been designated a 'gateway site' for the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Loxahatchee sign

Note: in 2012 Karen and her friend Monica visited Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and saw a really big alligator. So Karen took Lee here in 2016 to see alligators. First they went into the Visitor Center and took photos of some signs about alligators.

alligator and crocodile sign Alligator facts sign
alligator has up to 80 teeth
sign about alligator's toes lifespan of an alligator info
sign about alligators temperature sign about gator holes

The two RV Gypsies walked several trails and areas, but they did not see any alligators on this date, which is unusual for this area. If you wish to see the big alligator from the 2012 trip, click here, but be sure to return to this page afterwards because there are some really nice photos below, plus a link to a lot more areas in Florida at the bottom of this page.

the boardwalk the waterway

turtle in the water

beautiful scenery

turtle in the water beautiful scenery

Birds in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

bird bird
bird bird
bird flying away bird in water

Butterflies

Butterflies Butterflies
Butterflies scenery in Loxahatcheee National Wildlife Refuge
scenery in Loxahatcheee National Wildlife Refuge scenery in Loxahatcheee National Wildlife Refuge

After a picnic lunch it was time to leave. Karen signaled to Lee to get in the car. They had a rental car on this date and enjoyed driving around with the top down.

Karen Duquette in the rented convertible Karen Duquette in the rented convertible

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bullet Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort - Citra, Florida

bullet Family, Halloween, Veterans Day, Christmas and more

bullet Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex - Boca Raton

bullet Hollywood Beach and LeTub

bullet Key Lime House in Lantana

bullet Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach

bullet Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

bullet A Snow Day in Florida

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