Photo of Tricolor Heron at Lakes Park found on Pinterest
Whatcha doing Saturday morning at 8 a.m.? Or for that matter, any morning that falls on the “First Saturday” of the month?
Make it a point to join the Bird Patrol for a delightful nature walk at nearby Lakes Regional Park, a county birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds.
The easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced Bird Patrol guides pointing out the many species in the park. Lakes Park is full of woodland birds, as well as waders, especially in the back areas.
This tour, which is free with paid parking, is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars.
Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. You are asked to meet at Shelter A7. After entering the Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus Drive, turn right and drive to the end of the road, continuing through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station.
For more information — and to inquire about other bird walks the Bird Patrol organization offers at Bunche Bird, a hot spot for shorebirds — visit www.birdpatrol.org, call 239-533-7580 or 239-533-7576.