Want to spice up your Saturday bike ride? Head to Calusa Nature Center on Saturday, February 22nd and be among the first to ride the trails (they’re unpaved so not all bikes are appropriate) or take a guided, interpretive hike on the boardwalks. Entry is free for those who participate in a “rules of the road & pathways” program prior to the trail ride or boardwalk hike. However, donations to the Center are encouraged. The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, not for profit, environmental education organization located on the northwest corner of Colonial Blvd and Ortiz Ave (3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers). Its 105-acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas. Daily educational programs allow visitors an up close and personal view of some of the resident creatures, including a skunk, a raccoon, fox, Butterfly Aviary, and an Audubon Aviary which houses permanently injured birds of prey (hawks, vultures, bald eagles, owls and more).
For more information about Calusa Nature Center please visit their website at www.calusanature.org or call (239)[masked]; for questions or comments related to the bike ride or “rules of the road & pathway” program contact Dan Moser at [masked] or (239) 334-6417.
Bike, Hike, & Learn @ Calusa Nature Center
9:00am-10:00am Bicycling Basics - Rules of the Road and Pathways & Safety Tips
10:00am-11:00am Guided Bike Ride of the Wildlands and Berm Trails
11:00am-12:15pm Guided, Interpretive Hike of the Boardwalk Trails 11:00am-12:00pm *Bicycling Basics - Rules of the Road and Pathways & Safety Tips *For those who missed the first session