- Weeds & Seeds & Birds; 9 am
Since many birders are also plant lovers, the walks this year will combine finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel while also enjoying a variety of birds. The group meets at the Nature Center porch and then carpools to one of SCCF’s preserves. Walks last for two hours. Depending on the location visited, you may need parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. Meet on the Nature Center porch at 9:45 am.
- Butterfly House Tour; 10 am
A guide will teach you about the life cycle and behavior of butterflies. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. $1 donation. The house is also open to visitors without a guide.
- Pollinator Walk; 11 am
Join Dee for a “Wildflower and Pollinator Walk” at the Native Plant Nursery’s new pollinator garden at the Bailey Homestead Preserve. See who is nectaring on the hundreds of wildflowers and learn the native butterfly host plants. There is no charge but advance reservations are required. Call 472-2329.
- Lighthouse Beach, Bay, and Birds; 9 am
Meet your SCCF guide beach-side at the covered picnic pavilion at Lighthouse Park. Take a walk, beach-to-bay, keeping your eyes open for resting, nesting and migratory birds. Program is free to all but you must pay to park.
- Bees of Sanibel and Captiva; 10 am
Even though honeybees get all the credit for pollination, some experts believe that the native bees may be doing 60% of the work. Join Dee for an up close and personal photographic story of the lives of native and non-native bees of Sanibel and Captiva.
- Hurricanes; 1 pm
Wildlife, vegetation, and human existence on these islands have always been shaped by tropical storms.
- Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm at SCCF’s Native Landscapes and Garden Center; 9 am – noon
- Sea Turtle Tracks; 10am
Sanibel Island had one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Learn about the life cycles and habits of the sea turtles and shorebirds that nest on our beaches, SCCF’s monitoring activities, and what we are doing to protect them.
Guided Nature Walks are offered Tuesday – Friday at the Nature Center:
Get a guided tour of our almost 4 miles of trails! Please bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. Walks are free but donations to SCCF are welcome.