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CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Guided Walks

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Bird Rookery Swamp Trails

1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W

Naples, FL 34120

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Join our excellent volunteers for an entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk on a portion of the Bird Rookery Swamp trails near Naples, FL.

Learn the history, see wildlife and enjoy the view.These guided walks are led by CREW's outstanding volunteer naturalists.

Wednesdays (9:00 - 11:30 AM) - November through March


The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail is part of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (owned by the South Florida Water Management District). It includes a 1500 ft. boardwalk and nearly 12 miles of raised trails on old railroad trams. The cypress/maple swamp is home to wading birds, owls, deer, bear, panther, bobcat, limpkins, and much more.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and close-toed walking shoes and bring water to drink. Sunscreen/hat are advisable. Cameras and binoculars are optional but recommended.

Registered participants get priority. Walk-ins welcome if there is space.

If you cannot attend the hike for which you registered, please call 239-657-2253 or request a cancellation here on this site 24 hours before the walk is scheduled to begin.

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These hikes are free, but donations to the CREW Trust are greatly appreciated on the day of the hike, here on this site or online at http://www.crewtrust.org/donate/



FAQs

Is there an age limit for the event?

This guided walk is for all ages.

What are the parking/facilities like at the trails?

There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead. There is one portable restroom at the trailhead.

What are the trails like?

The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails with some boardwalk sructures over wet areas. Expect seasonlly wet/muddy places on the trails during the rainy season (July - November).

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page or call us at 239-657-2253.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.

Directions to Bird Rookery:

From Fort Myers/Naples: From I-75, take exit 111 and turn east (away from Naples) on Immokalee Road (CR 846). Travel 11.4 miles and turn left onto Shady Hollow Blvd. (One mile past the Oil Well Rd stoplight – Shady Hollow is where Immokalee Rd goes from 4-lane to 2-lane). Go to the end of Shady Hollow (approx 2.4 miles). Parking lot is on the right.

From Immokalee: Travel west (toward Naples) on CR 846 (Immokalee Road) for approx. 16.5 miles. Turn right on Shady Hollow Blvd. Travel 1.5 miles north to parking area/gate.

Google Map to Bird Rookery Swamp Trails: http://goo.gl/maps/9tSNd


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