The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is definitely a place to visit if one is going to Florida. The campus has two museum buildings as well as the Roji-en Japanese Gardens that also features many bonsai. They are located just west of the Delray Beach Florida, in the Palm Beach County. In the main building called the Cornell Cafe they give demonstrations which include tea ceremonies as well as classes and several times a year there are traditional Japanese festivals.
The shopping malls will keep one busy for hours as there are so many different unique shops as well as to die for boutiques. Each boutique has the latest fashion from well know designers so there is something for everyone. At Art and Framing Centre one will be able to pick up beautiful frames to go with those beach pictures. Let mom browse through Stitches by the sea for cottons and ribbons.
At Boynton Beach there are many different things to keep one busy as there are many shopping malls and points of interest. For those diving enthusiasms this is definitely a place to visit. There is an inlet which has a wide variety of beautiful corals and reefs where one will be able to spend hours enjoying.
For those that have to have a book the Public Library has thousand to choose from. They have free computer access and do give computer classes if requested. They are open every day of the week but times do differ so check before hand. They are also offer different courses that improve one’s understanding of the world.
The remains of the steamship Inchulva is still located in the shallow waters and is a very popular habitat for many corals and a large variety of fish. It sank on September the eleventh 1903 and is more commonly known as the Delray Wreck. This site is a very popular place for those that enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving.
Each day the water Utilities Department pumps about two million gallons of treated water into the Wetlands. There are well over one hundred different species of birds that have been seen and they include the not very often seen pied-billed grebe, black bellied whistling ducks and the snowy egrets. There are many aquatic animals to be seen as well and they range from different species of frogs, turtles, alligators as well as raccoons and rabbits.
They offer bikes for hire and there is a golf course not far from where they are situated. The Delray Mall is only two kilometres away and the beach is within walking distance. They also offer packed lunches, car hire and airport shuttle.
The snowy egret at one time had plumes that were very beautiful but the feathers were in great demand as they were used in woman’s hats for decoration. They are now protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty and seem to be breeding well. They are fairly large, around sixty one centimetres in length with long black legs and yellow feet.