PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS

The Friends will not be holding any programs in January due to the rising number of coronavirus cases.   We are hoping to resume Naturalist led walks starting February 5th but we will monitor the situation in the coming weeks to determine when it will be safe to start them. Please check back to our website for updated information.

BEACHES ALIVE!

 

Mondays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

What do wrack lines, beach hoppers, ghosts, sea pork, or beans have in common with skimmers, ruddy turnstones, oats, or goatsfoot that we see on the beach?  Come find out at this walk on Barefoot Beach.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Suggest you bring drinking water.

(Approximately a 2-hour walk)

EXPLORING COASTAL HABITATS

 

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

Enjoy a guided walk to the estuary and along a sandy trail to the beach. Explore one of the most productive ecosystems in nature and the unique coastal habitats at the Preserve. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Suggest you bring drinking water.

(Approximately a 2-hour walk)

BEACHCOMBING & SHELLING

 

Fridays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

Where and when do you find beach treasures? What are drifts from the Amazon? What did Herman Melville have to do with Beachcombing?  Come find out at this talk about Beachcombing & Shelling.

(Approximately a 1-hour talk)

GUIDED NATURE WALKS

Saturdays at 9 a.m.

January through April

 

Enjoy a guided walk along the boardwalk through a maritime forest and coastal strand with a Naturalist. More than a nature walk, it's an educational experience!  Learn the importance of barrier islands, how our ancestors used Florida’s state tree and native plant communities on barrier islands of Southwest Florida. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Suggest you bring drinking water.

(Approximately a 45-minute walk)

LECTURE SERIES

Saturdays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

                                                             2021 LECTURE SERIES

                                                                         

Our Saturday Lectures are canceled for 2021. We will, ​however, be offering a variety of short lectures ​on a loop ​using the large TV at the Learning Center each day from 10am to 4pm.  Each topic will run for no more than 20 minutes and will be ​changed periodically.  Take a break from the beach and experience ​these short lectures on a multitude of topics, from native plants or animals to photography or exotic plants.

Visit us:

503 Barefoot Beach Blvd.

North Naples,  FL    34134

Mail us:

P.O. Box 564

Bonita Springs, FL 34133