Window by the Pond - Lake Wales, FL, USA
Posted by: 94RedRover
N 27° 56.342 W 081° 34.623
17R E 443230 N 3090582
Quick Description: Bok Tower Sanctuary is a fifty acre plot of land, where reknown writer and editor Edward W. Bok had a tranquil garden and outstanding bell tower created as a place of repose to admire the beauty of central Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2009 3:57:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM5NJ6
The gardens were created by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr, a noted landscape architect. The labyrinth of lush gardens, tranquil ponds, shady nooks and local plants are outstanding, and can be enjoyed for hours.
There are many places to watch the birds, as there are many small ponds around the tower. But...the BEST place to watch the birds is at the Window on the Pond, a tinted glass viewing room by a pond, where the spectators cannot be seen, and the wildlife puts on a show.
The little hut sits next to a pond, and one wall is a one-way mirror. There are benches for the spectators to sit and watch from, and plenty of room in front for tripods. The sanctuary "baits" the pond with seed. You never know who is going to visit. They can't see you inside, so it's natural beauty.
We sat there for almost two hours. We saw ducks, red wing blackbirds, herons, cranes and more. I was looking for an alligator, but no luck this time.
Park Name: Bok Tower Sanctuary
Sponsoring Organization: Bok Tower Sanctuary
Handicap Accessible?: Yes
Website: [Web Link]
Entrance Fee: 10.00 (listed in local currency)
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Window by the Pond, a small wooden building with viewing window on the edge of a pond.
Parking Coordinates: Not Listed
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