Wild South Florida's Virtual Tour of

Hungryland Slough Natural Area

Palm Beach County

ibis taking off

Cover Photo:If you hike the Loop Trail west out of the parking lot, you'll soon notice that the western portion of Hungryland Slough Natural Area is a series of large wet meadows and depression marshes separated by smaller tracts of pine flatwoods in some places and oak/cabbage palm hammocks in others where the land becomes slightly higher. Both the Seminoles who took refuge in the Hungryland Slough after the 1838 Battle of Loxahatchee and the Euroopean settlers who later attempted to make a living here found the land poor and unable to sustain them. On the other hand, when we've visited the slough, we've found it rich in birds, including this flock of white ibis foraging in a wet meadow. Click on the photos below for full-sized images and detailed descriptions.

  • Scrubby-Looking Flatwoods
  • Strolling Down Apachee Boulevard
  • Wildflowers are Wild!
  • A Small Cypress Swamp
    cypress swamp
  • Canals and Rstoring the Land
  • Wash, Rinse, Repeat
    marsh and woods
  • Fire! A Prescription for Life!
    burn-scarred area
  • A Very Different, A Very Wet Place
    a wet alley
  • Cabbage Palm Hammock
    sabal palm hammock
  • Living Plows
    plowed land

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