Family of alligators hanging out.
Daggerwing Nature Center is hosting its “Daggerwing Visits the Library: Alligators” program on Oct. 10. Participants meet at the West Boca Branch Library to see animal ambassadors and learn about alligators.
What: Daggerwing Visits the Library: Alligators
When: Oct. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: West Boca Branch Library
Address: 118685 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33498
Who: Daggerwing Nature Center
Florida is home to a large population of American alligators, which are native to Florida. Alligators are a common sight in the state, and they inhabit various freshwater habitats such as swamps, lakes, rivers and marshes.
The Daggerwing Nature Center was established in the late 1980s and was named after the native daggerwing butterfly. The nature center is within the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, which spans over 800 acres in Boca Raton and includes a wide range of habitats, such as wetlands, pine flatwoods and cypress swamps.
The Daggerwing Nature Center is home to a butterfly sanctuary, elevated boardwalks and hiking trails for safe viewing of birds, reptiles and mammals in their natural habitats.