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Birding at the Park – May 2020

Birding at the Park - May 2020 Parks & Rec staff and Lee County Bird Patrol have reported some birding and wildlife  sightings at Lakes Park. Here are some photos (thank you!). Limpkins (Aramus guaruana) are tropical wetlands birds, and are year-round residents of Florida. They come specially equipped with a bill that  is ideal [...]

By |2020-06-11T17:00:12-04:00June 11th, 2020|Bird Patrol, Birding, Blog Post, Lee County Bird Patrol|Comments Off on Birding at the Park – May 2020

What’s New in Lakes Park – April 2020

What's New in Lakes Park - April 2020   After a brief period of closure to facilitate social distancing, Lee County re-opened Lakes Park on April 29th. New concrete repair/replacement While the park was closed in April, Parks & Recreation took the opportunity to make some repairs. Concrete was replaced at the splash [...]

By |2020-05-09T16:52:47-04:00May 9th, 2020|Birding, Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Fragrance Garden, Parks & Rec, Wildlife|Comments Off on What’s New in Lakes Park – April 2020

What’s New In Lakes Park, March 2020

What's New In Lakes Park March 2020 Wildlife Updates Photo courtesy Janet Kirk Early in February, the birding community was all abuzz with news of snail kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis) visiting the park. These raptors are aptly named, since they feed mostly on apple snails. More on snail kites from FWC: CLICK ME  [...]

By |2020-03-27T17:36:07-04:00March 26th, 2020|Bird Patrol, Birding, Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Donations, Parks & Rec, Volunteers, Wildlife|Comments Off on What’s New In Lakes Park, March 2020

A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park – September 2019

A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park September 2019 Early morning walks in the park are the best, especially late this September. The air has become comfortable, the sun is not yet blazing overhead, and the uncultivated sections of the park have an almost mystical quality. At Lakes Park, wildlife encounters of all [...]

By |2019-10-01T17:58:25-04:00October 1st, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Plant life, Wildlife|Comments Off on A Walk on the Wild Side at Lakes Park – September 2019

What’s Happening at Lakes Park? July-August 2019

What's Happening at Lakes Park? July-August 2019 Ross Becker, Program Specialist at Lakes Park, conducting covert operations at the Lakes Park Summer Camp; they say he's "too good at this" Summer Camp at Lakes Park Each summer, children from all over Lee County attend Camp Tahini Hatchee at Lakes Park. Through a combination [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:20:29-04:00August 9th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Summer Camp, Wildlife|Comments Off on What’s Happening at Lakes Park? July-August 2019

Birding cruise fundraiser for Lakes Park – December 2019

BIRDING CRUISE with DR. JERRY JACKSON a fundraiser benefitting the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation say, "LAKES PARK SENT ME!" when you book!  Dr. Jerry Jackson will lead Caribbean birding excursions this December - benefitting the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation! You’ve heard him reporting With The Wild Things, mornings on WGCU radio.  Now you can take [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 28th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Fundraising, Wildlife|Comments Off on Birding cruise fundraiser for Lakes Park – December 2019

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019 Here are some recent scenes from Lakes Park. Fort Myers Beach pier featured along Lakes Park's miniature train tracks Scenes from the Train: A scale model of the Fort Myers Beach pier has been installed along the train tracks at Lakes Park. This miniature joins already-installed models of various [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 27th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Lee County, Train Museum, Wildlife|Comments Off on Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

Birding news from Lakes Park, March 2019

Pileated woodpecker by Bill Price Birding News from Lakes Park - March 2019 BIRDING NEWS: Bird Patrol Report, Morning Meander, March 2nd 2019 Birding in the Caribbean with Dr. Jerry Jackson - fundraiser for LPEF BIRD PATROL REPORT On Saturday March 2nd, Lee County Bird Patrol volunteer Marie Di Rosa reported: We had a [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:48-04:00March 23rd, 2019|Bird Patrol, Birding, Blog Post, Fundraising|Comments Off on Birding news from Lakes Park, March 2019

Bird Patrol at Lakes Park – January 5th, 2019

Bird Patrol Report January 2019 Little blue heron at Lakes Regional Park's filter marsh, February 2018 | PHOTO: Erin White Lee County Bird Patrol offers birding tours on the first Saturday of each month at Lakes Park from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Meet at Shelter A7 in the park. This is a [...]

By |2019-03-23T03:27:50-04:00January 7th, 2019|Bird Patrol, Birding, Blog Post, Tours|Comments Off on Bird Patrol at Lakes Park – January 5th, 2019

December 2018 – Happenings around the Park

December 2018 - Happenings around the Park Volunteers - We kicked off the month with a December 5th brunch in honor of all "Lakes Park Ambassador" volunteers. Your dedication helps to make Lakes Park THE place for families to gather and play in Lee County. Ambassadors from the Train Museum, the Botanic Garden, the Nest, [...]

By |2019-03-23T03:27:51-04:00December 25th, 2018|Bird Patrol, Birding, Blog Post, Children's Garden, Events, Lakes Park Farmer's Market, Lee County Bird Patrol, Parks & Rec, Train Museum, Volunteers|Comments Off on December 2018 – Happenings around the Park

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