Category: Nature & Outdoors

The Conservancy’s Grand Reopening Festival. Win a family 4 pack of tickets!

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, located in Naples right next to the Naples Zoo, will be celebrating it’s Grand Reopening Weekend Festival on April 20th & 21st.  The 20 million dollar 3 year renovation project to create a sustainable Nature Center was funded by private citizens concerned with the conservation of all of our natural …

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The Naples Pier

The Naples Pier is one of Naples’ most visited and best-known landmarks.  It’s charming and full of character and I feel it embodies what Southwest Florida is all about:  warm weather, warm people, wildlife watching and beautiful scenic views. History Originally built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock a narrow gauge train transported …

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Dog Beach in Bonita Springs

Only a few miles south of Fort Myers beach and north of Bonita Beach.  Dog Beach is one of the very few off-leash beaches in the region.  A real doggie heaven this is the perfect place to take your four-legged best friend for a fun day of running along the beach, swimming in the blue …

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Pine Island: A Hidden Paradise

It’s just a few miles from home (Cape Coral, FL), but once you cross the short strip of asphalt that connects Pine Island with the mainland you feel like you are entering a different world. Pine Island (in Lee County) is the largest island (17 miles long and 2 miles wide) on the west coast …

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Lovers Key State Park: Gorgeous Beaches in a Natural Paradise

Lovers Key State Park

Located between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach The Lover’s Key Carl E. Johnson State Park is made up of four barrier islands, Lovers’ Key, Black Island, Inner and Long Key along with several islets.  One the top three most visited parks in Florida Lover’s Key has something for everyone from beautiful beaches and  nature …

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Bald Eagle Watching in Southwest Florida

bald eagle

A lot of people are not aware of it but Southwest Florida is a great place to view bald eagles.  Our beautiful and graceful national bird has made an amazing comeback after being declared Endangered in the early seventies.   With more than 2,000 active nests Florida’s nesting population constitutes over eighty percent of the …

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Visiting Manatee Park

Manatee Park, located in Fort Myers, is a great place to visit when the temperature drops because that is when manatees come to the park in search of warmer water. Although we really don’t have a winter here in paradise temperatures can get a little cooler during January and February. If it’s in the 50s …

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Get Close to Wildlife at Kowiachobee Animal Preserve

Kowiachobee Animal Preserve is a non-profit educational facility located in Collier County in Southwest Florida, just a few minutes from Naples. KAP rescues and adopts exotic animals that might have otherwise be euthanized or released into the wild because people that had purchased them as pets or for other purposes could not care for them …

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Cold Weather Beach Activities for Families

Weather in Southwest Florida is beautiful year round, but now that the temperature has dropped a little bit the water might be too cold for most of us to venture into but there are still many activities the whole family can enjoy doing at the beach during the cooler winter months. Shelling Southwest Florida beaches …

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