Fern Nature Center is a heavily wooded area covering close to 250 acres in the Coconut Creek/Pompano Beach area of Broward County. The name is derived from the abundance of ferns found in the area. Over 30 species have been identified there. In the 1970s scientists from Florida Atlantic University and Broward Community College (now Broward College) claimed to have discovered “over 200 species of plants” in this forested area.
The number of trees at Fern Nature Center attracts a lot of birds but I often see fewer birds than expected. Over the past 3 years I have been fortunate to spot a Cooper’s Hawk, a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, Cardinals and Blue Jays.
Today (Mon March 7th) I spotted two Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Palm Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers. The warblers seem to have taken over the park today.