Whenever we visit family in South Florida, we also try to plan several visits to a couple of amazing wetlands in Palm Beach County - the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and the Green Cay Wetlands. Both of these places are part of municipal water treatment systems that use the wetlands as part of the treatment process. They have extensive boardwalks that are extremely popular with walkers, birders, and photographers. I think they are arguably the best places anywhere to photograph wetland bird species. The beautiful Purple Gallinule is one of the stars of any visit to these wetlands. For more images these wetlands see my journal entry.