Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers FREE Guided Nature Walks. Three great locations. All walks conducted by trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteers and are subject to weather conditions and volunteer availability. Times and days subject to change. Not available on holidays. Bring a hat, water and wear sunscreen. Also bring water shoes and binoculars for Tigertail Beach.
Clam Pass, Naples, December 1 thru April 30, Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM.
Boardwalk, Bay and Beach. Learn the importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet fascinating creatures and plants that share habitat. Located west of the Waldorf Astoria on Seagate Drive, west of U.S. 41. Meet your volunteer guide at the parking lot tram stop. Free parking with beach sticker, otherwise subject to county parking fee. Approximately 2 hours.
Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, January 7 thru April 5, Monday-Friday, 8:30AM.
Listed as site #73 on the “Great Florida Birding Trail. Meet your volunteer guides at the kiosk at Tigertail Beach.
Directions: U.S. 41 (TamiamiTrail) to 951 (Collier Blvd) South to Marco Island. Turn right on Kendall Court, the fifth light after crossing the bridge to Marco Island. Turn left at four-way stop sign at Hernando Court to Tigertail Beach. Free parking with beach sticker, otherwise subject to county parking fee.
Volunteer nature and bird guides available 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Boardwalk is open daily dawn to dusk.
Directions: From U.S. 41/I-75: U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) East to 951 (Collier Blvd.) South. From I-75, Exit 101, Collier Blvd. 951 South toward Marco Island. Continue on 951 for approximately three miles after it intersects with U.S. 41. Turn right on Shell Island Rd. Continue one mile – on the right, park in front of the building and then take the path on the right to meet your guide at the back of the building. Please, do not enter or go toward private building.
About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida began in 1964 when community leaders came together to defeat a proposed “Road to Nowhere” and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay.
The Conservancy is a not-for-profit grassroots organization focused on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region — water, land and wildlife. This is accomplished through the combined efforts of environmental education, science and research, policy and advocacy and wildlife rehabilitation. The Wildlife Clinic treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals each year and releases about half back into their native habitats.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Nature Center is located in Naples, Florida at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off Goodlette-Frank Road at 14th Avenue North.
For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call 239-262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.