AAA Editor Notes
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Rd., is in an area of mangrove islands that shelters rare birds and marine life. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center features interactive exhibits that highlight the plants and animals found in the 110,000-acre reserve as well as an aquarium, a touch tank, naturalist-led daily programs, an art gallery and a butterfly garden. An observation bridge and nature trail also are on the grounds. Guided walks and kayak and boat tours as well as special events are offered.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.