From West Palm Beach to Miami, the southeast coast of Florida is solid city, as near as I can tell: One municipality merges into another with no break. That’s what makes their wetland centers even more impressive.
Green Cay is one such, with 1.5 miles of boardwalk wending through swamp and scrubland. It’s great for birdwatching. The only downside for photography is that you’re usually above the birds or at quite a distance from them.
The purple gallinule is a common bird, but its plumage is no less beautiful for that.