I ended up at the Lovers Key State Park. This is a great little place. It's actually a bunch of small islands all strung together with a couple of bridges. There is a bunch of places to fish or launch a boat. There are places to rent canoes or kayaks. They had butterfly gardens and picnic areas. Plenty of park benches along the canal. And on one of the islands "Black Island" they have a 2.3 mile trail that you can hike or bike. Lovers Key got its name because it used to be only accessible by boat, and it was said that only lovers made the effort to get to this cute little romantic spot. Black Island got its name because it is rumored that the pirate Angus Black fled here after escaping authorities and lived here for the remainder of his life.
I didn't see tons of wildlife here either, but some. Lots of butterflys, a couple of gray squirrels, and the fish were jumping out of the water. Apparently there are green iguanas here also, although I didn't know those were indiginous to Florida, and I didn't actually see any. I got some great pictures of flowers and folage. They had a lot of a blue flower that looked like a morning glory, but its called the Passionflower vine. They had a lot of sea grapes - and this is the first time I've ever seen them seed. Now I know why they are called sea grapes - I used to think it was because of the shape of the leaf, but they really do produce bundles of what looks like grapes. This park gets two thumbs up for me. It's pretty and natural and has plenty to do.