201904 April Activity Calendar

APRIL 2019

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am – 11:00 am   Recreational hike and plant identification walk, Caracara Prairie Preserve gate, 2320 Corkscrew Road, Immokalee, FL 34142. One mile past the gate on the right is the CREW Cypress Dome Trailhead and parking.

Activity Description: Easy to moderate hike of 2.8 miles on unpaved trails in the Collier County rural lands at a Conservation Collier Preserve located off of Corkscrew Road adjacent to CREW Land and Water Trust in northeastern Collier County. While the hike will be at the Caracara Prairie Preserve, hikers will meet at and access the preserve from the CREW Cypress Dome Trailhead. This will be a leisurely hike to enjoy the winter woods, but also to view and identify native plants and seasonally blooming wildflowers. Wildlife is present so we may see that as well; maybe some deer and certainly some larger bird species. There is no water and there are no restrooms onsite (other than a port-a-potties at the Cypress Dome Trailhead), so bring tissue, water and a snack.   The trail is partly shaded, flat and easy to walk but has occasional roots and minor obstacles. Closed-toed sturdy shoes and a hat are a must.   Long pants, long sleeved shirts, insect repellant and sunscreen are recommended. We will meet in the parking area at the CREW Cypress Dome Trailhead at 9:00 am.  Public invited. Limit 10 people. Leisure activity.  RSVP to Alex  239-777-7705 or email:  asulecki12@gmail.com

Thursday, April 18, Alligator Amblers monthly meeting  at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34110.  Social gathering 6:30 pm, meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm. 

Saturday, April 27,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm   Guided walk on the Gordon River Greenway – approx. 4-5 miles.  Location:  1596 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL

Activity Description:  Walk about 4 miles – from the top to the bottom of the Gordon River Greenway, and back again to the north parking lot, on wide asphalt walkways, boardwalks, and a bridge over the Gordon River. A short portion is on an unpaved mulch trail.  Your guide will point out the restoration areas, gopher tortoise conservation area, and talk about development of the project.  Bird life can be abundant along the Gordon River, so bring binoculars.   There are potable water fountains and restrooms onsite.__Shorts and sandals are fine to wear, but please also wear a hat and bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a bottle to fill with water.  You can bring a snack and sack lunch or go to one of many nearby local restaurants for lunch.  Participants will meet at the north parking area off Golden Gate Parkway covered tables at 9:00 am.  Public invited, 10 people, Leisure.  RSVP to Alex 239-777-7705 or email  asulecki12@gmail.com