The Ultimate Guide to the Outdoors and Environment in Broward, Collier, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties.
Almanac Places to Visit
Sweetbay Natural Area — Bayheads and Birds
Palm Beach County
sweetbay natural area
Bayheads, also called baygalls, the inspiration for the natural area's name, dot the terrain and provide habitat for birds and other animals. These are places that are usually wet, sometimes underwater. They're nesting grounds for threatened wood storks and black-crowned night herons and other birds. They get their name from the predominance of laurel bay trees, but dahoon holly, wax myrtle and cocoplum grow in these small groves. You can see slash pines in the distance — Photo by David Sedore
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