We've passed by this place for the past few years and found a deal on Groupon so we decided to check it out. They had several caged exotic birds and a tortoise pen, but they were not indigenous species. They had a a butterfly garden with a few species of butterflies, Did not observe any info on which species are migratory, the migratory routes and seasons... There was an orchid house and a bromiliad house... OK for the enthusiast, but not enough info to keep the curious, casual observer engaged. The paths were quite overgrown with Huisache(trees with thorny branches that made the paths nearly unnavigable), especially treacherous for those with young children. The Plumeria seemed to be the main attraction, they are pretty, fragrant, and plentiful near the entrance, but I'd say they're not worth the $7 per head admission fee to the facility. If you're a bird watcher, the pier crosses a marsh that affords good views of the shorebirds, but the backdrop is hardly a natural setting as you have a subdivision that occupies much of the horizon. Very little information on the trails to highlight local flora and fauna you may encounter on the trail... the one exception... ample signage warning of Western Diamondback Rattle Snakes. Limited appeal, limited information, limited educational value. I didn't want to write a negative review, but this place was truly an underwhelming experience. More informational placards to inform and educate visitors of what their viewing, and more overhead trail maintenance to keep the thorns from attacking visitors would have gone a long way in making this a worthwhile destination, otherwise, it was just another outing in the boonies with a $7 pricetag. Not recommended.
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