Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Boardwalk

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This trail site provides a fun family friendly experience. Nature, history and culture intersect at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Boardwalk on the Big Cypress reservation. Behind the museum, a wheelchair-friendly boardwalk loops through a cypress swamp, shrubby wetlands and open areas where you’ll see an interesting mix of Everglades flora and fauna. Wading birds, raptors, woodpeckers and songbirds are well-represented at this site. Numerous warbler species pass through and refuel in spring and fall, including Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush and American Redstart. Blue-headed Vireo, Gray Catbird, Tree Swallow and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker are regular winter visitors. Look for Pileated Woodpecker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and White-eyed Vireo year-round; Red-shouldered Hawk and Great Crested Flycatcher often nest along the boardwalk. Common Ground-Dove, Loggerhead Shrike, Belted Kingfisher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Painted Bunting are possible. Be sure to peruse the Living Village and the museum’s excellent exhibits to learn more about the Seminole’s dynamic history and way of life; the museum’s name means “a place to learn, a place to remember.” Guided tours are available—call for more information.

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