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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

Foundation raises funds to enhance Lakes Park summer camp experience

Foundation raises funds to enhance Lakes Park summer camp experience - and more Fort Myers, FL, March 10th, 2020 - The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation held its 2nd annual “Evening Under the Stars” fundraising event on March 5th at the Oasis Clubhouse at Amavida Living. The event raised funds to support various park projects. These [...]

By |2020-03-26T13:30:58-04:00March 20th, 2020|Blog Post, Events, Fundraising, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Foundation raises funds to enhance Lakes Park summer camp experience

Staghorn fern – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

Staghorn fern at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, FL - Photo by Ann Krull, Lee County Volunteer What's Bloomin' Wednesday! for March 4th, 2020 The staghorn fern (Platycerium bifurcatum) is an impressive plant. They are tropical epiphytes - that means they grow on another plant, but they are not parasitic. Other examples [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00March 3rd, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Plant life, What's Bloomin' Wednesday|Comments Off on Staghorn fern – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

Starburst Clerodendrum – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

Starburst Clerodendrum - What's Bloomin' Wednesday Starburst Clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) grows in the Lakes Park Botanic Garden. However, it hails from the Philippines and New Guinea. It is therefore well-suited to our climate here in Southwest Florida. It is a fast-growing member of the mint family ((Lamiaceae). It's a nectaring favorite among both hummingbirds and [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00February 25th, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Plant life, What's Bloomin' Wednesday|Comments Off on Starburst Clerodendrum – What’s Bloomin’ Wednesday

Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 UPDATED

Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 Updated 02/29/2020  More bricks were installed on February 29th, in the Children's Garden.  Big thanks to:  Jamie Friebel Debbie Whitehead Barbara Manzo We'd like to thank the following individuals for their generous donations to our Pave the Park program: Mary Jo Card (Train Museum walkway) James [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00February 18th, 2020|Benches, Blog Post, Bricks, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Donations, Summer Camp|Comments Off on Pave the Park and Bench Dedications for February 2020 UPDATED

Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food

Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food For many years, Bill Johnson has led the Community Garden at Lakes Park in an effort to grow, harvest, collect and donate food for the Community Cooperative soup kitchen in Fort Myers. During the growing season (typically, October through April) Bill and the rest of the "A-Team" of [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00February 12th, 2020|Blog Post, Community Garden, Donations, Volunteers|Comments Off on Lakes Park Community Gardeners grow, donate food

Pave the Park – Bricks Installed Dec 2019 & Jan 2020 – many thanks!

Pave the Park - Bricks Installed Dec 2019 & Jan 2020 What is "Pave the Park"? Pave the Park continues to be a popular way to acknowledge loved ones and special occasions. MANY THANKS! to those who donated in December 2019 and January 2020. LOCATIONS: Installation locations inside Lakes Park include the Children's Garden, the [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:20-04:00January 29th, 2020|Blog Post, Bricks, Donations|Comments Off on Pave the Park – Bricks Installed Dec 2019 & Jan 2020 – many thanks!

What’s New Around the Park, January 2020

What's New Around The Park, January 2020 The new year has brought a renewed wave of activity to the gardens at Lakes Park. We are very gratedful to have such gifted and passionate volunteers working to keep the gardens beautiful. A chilly day for planting! Shane has donated a banana leaf fig tree and a [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00January 29th, 2020|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on What’s New Around the Park, January 2020

Foundation presents 2nd annual “Evening Under the Stars”

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation presents “An Evening Under the Stars” Fort Myers, FL, January 23, 2020 - The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation invites the public to attend their 2nd  annual “Evening Under the Stars,” a gala benefitting the Foundation’s work enhancing Lakes Regional Park, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday March 5th at Amavida Living [...]

By |2020-03-20T10:41:21-04:00January 28th, 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Foundation presents 2nd annual “Evening Under the Stars”

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