Water-Related News

Free guided walks return to Lee County beaches and preserves in November

Lee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to explore the barrier islands, shorelines and conservation lands of Lee County through a series of free guided walks.

Volunteer Interpretive Naturalists will lead the explorations on weekdays from November through April at Bowditch Point Park and Bunche Beach/San Carlos Preserve. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes that can get wet and bring bug spray, binoculars, a camera and water bottle.

    Bowditch Point Park - 50 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 (parking $2 per hour)
  • Barrier Island Ramble: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Every other Tuesday, November 7 – March 29 (except for holidays); and every Friday from January through March.
  • Discover the constantly changing features of the barrier island ecosystem. Learn how the plants and animals have adapted to life on this fragile spit of sand.
Bunche Beach/San Carlos Preserve - 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (parking $2 per hour)
  • Life along the Shore: 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Monday, November 6 - April 30.
  • Explore the shoreline of the San Carlos Bay ecosystem and learn more about the shorebirds, shells, animals and plants native to this diverse preserve.
For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities, and other special events, visit www.leeparks.org, call 239-533-7275 or email leeparks@leegov.com.