- Scott Barnett

    A Glimpse of the Wild at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

    BY SCOTT BARNETT 

    Take a stroll through Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's butterfly garden, where many species of wild butterflies can be seen year-round. The center, which takes its name from the surrounding gumbo limbo trees, displays a variety of native fish and other marine animals in marine aquariums.Visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about the center's sea turtle patients. Indoor displays feature wildlife indigenous to South Florida and a series of stained glass windows depicting the coastal island as it may have appeared in the 1500s.And it's not just for show. Florida Atlantic University has an onsite marine biology laboratory with a gallery for viewing research projects conducted by university scientists, too.

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