Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo, Bird, Colorful, Feather, Pride

Davie Florida is a quaint, western themed city with epic drainage difficulties. It was established on land that was mostly submerged, and they’ve been unable to reverse that situation ever since. The city of Davie has some very pleasant amenities and destinations (Davie is where you’ll get the training centers of the Miami Dolphins!) , but I need to say the most compelling reason to see Davie is the Flamingo Gardens – an remarkable wildlife preserve where you can discover ibises, storks, herons, flamingos (obviously ), and other birds frolicking amongst the rich and varied vegetation, all while trying to avoid being devoured by alligators.

Strictly speaking, Flamingo Gardens is a wildlife refuge, aviary, and botanical garden. It started as the personal collection of one Floyd L. Wray in 1933 as a small selection of subtropical trees and shrubs, and, over time, grew to the glorious state it is in today. Upon entering, you are able to take a fascinating guided tram-ride through a portion of the park (although it ought to be noted that they appear to concentrate more on the flora compared to the fauna). You may also witness the wildlife experience series, where the guides work with hawks, snakes, and other creatures. The series is long enough to spotlight some really interesting things, but short enough that you don’t drop interest – I would strongly recommend it. Additionally, there are habitats for river otters and bobcats, not to mention the colossal, free-flight aviary which has among the largest displays of wading birds in North America.

Davie’s soggy surroundings might make for interesting issues for a city, but they’re certainly perfect for a wildlife preserve in Florida. Flamingo Gardens is well worth the trip, and could also be an ideal place for birthday parties (perhaps for that particular botanist or ornithologist?) Millenium Limo would be delighted to supply a limo to take you to the Gardens – just picture the birds’ looks of shock when a hummer limo pulls up.

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