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Beach Walks II

By Staff | Mar 28, 2012

Lee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to get out and explore the ecosystem and wildlife at the beach parks, preserves and shorelines:

n Exploring Ethnobotany Free Program: today, March 28, 9:30 -11 a.m. Matanzas Pass Preserve, 199 Bay Rd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. For information call (239) 533-7444 or visit or www.leeparks.org .

n Barrier Island Walk Free Guided Walk: Tuesdays 9:30 11 a.m. and Friday’s 1 – 2:30 p.m. Bowditch Point Park, 50 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach.

For more information call (239) 533-7444 or visit www.leeparks.org .

n Low Tide Loafing at Sunset Free Guided Walk: Thursday, April 5th 6 to 7 p.m. Bunch Beach Preserve, 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33908. For information call (239) 533-7444 or visit or www.leeparks.org .

n Mangrove Walk Free Guided Walk: Thursdays, 9:30 -11 a.m.

Matanzas Pass Preserve, 199 Bay Rd, Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931.

For information call (239) 533-7444 or visit www.leeparks.org

n Bowditch Point Park 50 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach

Barrier Islands Guided Walk

Take a walk with our guide as they lead you through Bowditch Point Park. Learn the importance of the barrier islands, their unique ecosystem, and how they protect the mainland. Explore the beach front tropical hardwoods, coastal scrub, and wetland plant communities. Walks are held every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 am and every Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parking is $1 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation Parking Sticker. Meet on the upper patio for this free walk. Bowditch Point Park is at the north tip of Estero Island. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533-7444 for more information.

n Bunche Beach 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers Beach

Low Tide Loafing at Sunset

Join a naturalist and leisurely explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers, and enjoy a beautiful Florida sunset as well. Bring a camera, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next walk is scheduled for Thursday, April 5th from 6 to 7 pm and. Parking is $1 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation Parking Sticker. Meet at the picnic tables on the beach for this free guided walk. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533-7444 for more information.

n Matanzas Pass Preserve 199 Bay Rd, Fort Myers Beach

Mangrove Walk

Take an educational and inspirational guided walk through Matanzas Pass Preserve out to the Estero Bay. Learn about the diverse plant community including a maritime oak hammock, transitional wetlands, and a mangrove forest. Walks are held each Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This is a free walk and parking is free, but space is limited so come early. Meet at the entrance of Matanzas Pass Preserve, behind the Beach Library & School. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533-7444 for more information.