Lee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to explore nature at beaches and shorelines. The following events have been scheduled:
• Bird Patrol Tours — Saturday, Aug. 14 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Bunche Beach is known as one of the best birding sites in Lee County. Join our Lee County Bird Patrol volunteers as they share information on the contribution birds make to the delicate balance of our ecosystems. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. Meet at the picnic tables on the beach. This is a free walk and parking is $1 per hour starting in August. Bunche Beach is located at 18201 John Morris Road in Fort Myers Beach.
• Low Tide Loafing at Sunset – Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Join a naturalist and leisurely explore the mud flats at Bunche Beach to see what mysteries the low tide reveals while enjoying our spectacular Florida sunset. Bring your camera, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, bug spray, and drinking water. Days and times will vary due to tide and sunset. Meet in the parking area by the beach. This is a free walk and parking is $1 per hour starting in August. Bunche Beach is located at 18201 John Morris Road inFort Myers Beach.
• Exploring Ethnobotany – Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Learn how indigenous plants can be used for such things as food, shelter, medicine and clothing. Find out about the historical importance of some of Florida’s plants to humans. These walks meet the last Wednesday of every month. Meet at the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve. This is a free walk and parking is free but space is limited so come early. Matanzas Pass Preserve is located at 199 Bay Road in Fort Myers Beach.
For more information about birding or these programs, visit our website at www.leeparks.org, www.calusablueway.com or call 239-463-3764.