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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

Land management at Lakes Park benefits local residents and wildlife, too

Land management at Lakes Park benefits local residents and wildlife, too Gopher tortoise at Lakes Park explores the mowed area along Summerlin Road If you've passed by the Summerlin Road entrance to Lakes Park recently, you've seen that this side of the park looks quite different than it did a few months ago. [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 27th, 2019|Blog Post, Parks & Rec, Wildlife|Comments Off on Land management at Lakes Park benefits local residents and wildlife, too

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

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