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Making the Land Work walking tours set

By Staff | Oct 31, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Take a one-hour walking tour on the Shipley Trail and into the Bailey Homestead Preserve to learn how the Bailey family lived off the land in the early 1900s.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host one-hour walking tours of the Bailey Homestead Preserve on Sanibel on Mondays at 2 p.m. and on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

The tour blends SCCF’s conservation work on the historic property, the history of the land itself and some stories about the Bailey family, which farmed the land for three generations. It will include a look at the demonstration gardens at the Native Landscapes and Garden Center, the windmill, the pavilion, Devitt Pond overlook and a look inside the Bailey family home.

Walking shoes are recommended; no reservations required.

A suggested donation of $5 to SCCF is appreciated.

Meet at the Conservation Gateway Kiosk at the head of the Shipley Trail, near the entrance.

No tours will be held on Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 26, Dec. 30 or Jan. 2.

For more information, call the Garden Center at 239-472-1932.

The Bailey Homestead Preserve is at 1300 Periwinkle Way.