Free guided nature walks offered around Lee County, Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Starting Monday, November 6th, Lee County Parks and Recreation offers free guided walks for visitors and residents to explore the barrier islands, shorelines and conservation lands in Fort Myers.

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Volunteer interpretive naturalists will lead the walks on weekdays through April. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and close toed shoes that can get wet. They should also bring bug spray, a water bottle, binoculars and a camera if you chose.

Bunche Beach

Every Monday through April 30th from 9:30 to 11 a.m., volunteers can guide you through the Bunche Beach Preserve. You can explore the shoreline of the San Carlos Bay and learn about the animals in that ecosystem. Parking is $2 per hour.

Bowditch Point Park

Every other Tuesday through March 29th from 9:30 to 11 a.m., volunteers can help you explore the Barrier Island Ramble on Bowditch Point Park. You can learn how the plants and animals have adapted to life here. They will also offer this free guided walk every Friday, January through March.

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