Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is the last northernmost portion of the unique Everglades. With over 221 square miles of Everglades habitat, the Loxahatchee Refuge is home to the American alligator and the critically endangered Everglade snail kite. In any given year, as many as 257 species of birds may use the Refuge's diverse wetland habitats. Mid-October should be a great time to visit this beautiful wildlife refuge. The birds should be arriving around then, and it looks to be spectacular! Please join us for a day of great wildlife shooting at Loxahatchee! More information about the park can be found
here. Please bring bug spray, sunblock, and water! There is a $5 per vehicle fee to get into the park. I've been asked a couple of questions about what gear to bring. If you have a telephoto lens, it would be a good idea to bring it. A tripod is optional, but if you feel you need it for your telephoto work, then please do so! Also, there's some wonderful macro opportunities at the Loxahatchee visitor's center butterfly garden and covered walkway, so that might be worth bringing. We can meet at the Loxahatchee Visitor's center at 8:00. From there, everyone can decide what they want to shoot and head on out!