The Keys Coastal Habitat

The Keys Coastal Habitat

Fairchild’s Keys Coastal Habitat, located in the southeast area of the Garden, is populated with native Florida species, emphasizing those of the Florida Keys. The habitat and its plants are attractive to animals throughout the year, but are especially appealing to migrant and resident bird species. Developed in partnership with the Tropical Audubon Society, the Keys Coastal Habitat’s four-acre naturalistic setting—with already-existing mangroves—was enhanced with many rare native Florida species.

In addition to the many bird species, butterflies and other insects, you will find in the Keys Coastal Habitat:

Red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle
Black mangrove, Avicennia germinans
White mangrove, Laguncularia racemosa
Spanish stopper Eugenia foetida
Indigo berry, Randia aculeata
Blolly, Guapira discolor
Buttonwood, Conocarpus erectus
Sargent’s palm (buccaneer palm), Pseudophoenix sargentii
Pond apple, Annona glabra
White ironwood, Hypelate trifoliata
Lancewood, Ocotea coriacea
West Indian Mahogany, Swietenia mahagoni
Paurotis (Everglades) palm, Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
Sea grape, Coccoloba uvifera
West Indian royal palm, Roystonea oleracea
Gumbo limbo, Bursera simaruba