This place is famous in birding circles for the wild birds that nest here. I have wanted to go for several years, and finally made it out! What a way to get introduced to the place---I got to see a baby Great Egret hatch! He already had one sibling that was probably born yesterday. Other than that, this was a strange place. I didn't like the people feeding hot dogs to the gators. It would be fine with me if there were no wild birds there. I saw birds feeding their day-old babies hot dogs in the nest. I saw a vulture trying to get a hot dog from right next to a 12 foot gator's mouth while the gator snapped at him. But worst, I saw people so angry at the wild birds for stealing their hot dogs away from the gators! I did love the boardwalk through the cypress swamp (of course).