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A not so shy Key deer approaches me on my bike.

Florida Keys wildlife: How to see dolphins, sea turtles, Key deer

Your drive down the Overseas Highway can be your own personal Florida Keys Road Trip for Animal Lovers. From endangered Key deer to colorful Key West chickens, here are eight places to delight in the animals and wildlife of the Florida Keys.

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is worth a quick stop

Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is worth a quick stop

This bird rescue center offers an up-close-and-personal wildlife experience that makes a short, fun stop on a Keys trip, especially for families with kids.

Chicken in Key West cemetery

Key West chickens: Noisy, colorful, just like Key West

Key West has a lot of off-beat charms, but one of my favorites has always been the chickens that you hear crowing and see strutting everywhere.

Peering into the deep blue of "The Crack," a spring that is the origin of Baird Creek, a tributary of the Chassahowitzca.

The Chaz: Springs & wildlife make this river a special kayak trail

Kayaking the Chaz on the central Gulf Coast takes you over turquoise springs, down twisty creeks, and you might just see a manatee, otter or bald eagle. This is one of Florida’s premier kayaking rivers.

10 Worthy Campgrounds Near Daytona Beach

10 Worthy Campgrounds Near Daytona Beach

With the Daytona 500 and Bike Week already upon us, it’s probably too late to find a camp site this year. Although it may be worth a phone call to see if there are any cancellations. At the least, you can plan ahead for next year.

Good birding at Corkscrew Bird Rookery Swamp Trail.

Naples Bird Rookery Swamp: It’s a beaut for hiking, biking, wildlife

Few South Florida hiking or biking trails rival this 12-mile-long trail near Naples for scenery and wildlife. It deserves to be known outside the Naples area.

A family of sandhill cranes at Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland, Fl. Photo by Matthew Paulson, PhotoMatt28 via Flickr.

Circle B Bar Reserve: Park in Lakeland is more than a birding hot spot

Twenty minutes off I-4 between Orlando and Tampa, there is a little-known wildlife preserve that one visitor calls “a free safari.” It attracts thousands of migrating birds in winter, but it has more to offer than just excellent birding.

Florida panther

Alligator Alley: Take a hike in Florida panther country

The rare and endangered Florida panther makes its home in the wilds of the western Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp, much of the area preserved in protected state and federal lands accessible to hikers.