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Alligator Amblers Activities

201809 September Activity Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2018

Thursday September 18th Alligator Ambler Meeting  7pm  Please come early to get a light dinner and socialize.

Location: Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 20320 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd, Estero, FL 33928.

Subject:  Discussion of upcoming activities and sharing past summer outdoor experiences.

Sunday, September 23  6:45 PM to 9:30 PM    Harvest Moon Night Kayak Paddle to Bird Rookery.  Location: Shell Island Boat Launch Ramp, 10 Shell Island Road, Naples, FL 34113.   Description:  Paddle into the sunset nto Hall Bay.  As evening sets in, watch hundreds of birds return to their nesting sites on bird rookery islands.  We will head back under a full harvest moon to the launch site.  Bring your own kayak or canoe, lifejacket and paddles, two liters of water and a snack.  Basic kayak or canoeing skills required.  Close-toed shoes recommended because kayaks travel near oyster bars.  Glow sticks provided, bring your own headlamp as a backup.

Limit 12 people, Public invited.  Moderate difficulty.

RSVP to Carl, 239-253-4255 or  email: carl@tenthousandislands.net  

201810 October Activity Calendar

OCTOBER 2018    

Thursday, October 18th  Alligator Amblers meeting.  7pm  Please come early to get a light dinner and socialize.

Location: Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 20320 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd, Estero, FL 33928.

Program:  Estero Bay Buddies will provide information about estuaries, local paddles on Estero Bay. Proposed joint Ambler and Estero Bay Buddies hikes, kayak and maintenance cleanup activities will be discussed.  More information on those proposed activities will be posted later.

Sunday, October 21  9am – ~12pm    Hike  Cullum’s Trail on Kent Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.  Take west Terry to YMCA, turn right on Kent Rd and park at the end – parking for Cullum’s Trail.   Description:  walk on a path through forested area into Cullum’s Trail which runs alongside the Imperial River going west towards I-75.  This trail is very peaceful and a delight to walk.  Public invited.  Limit of 15 people.  A leisure walk.  RSVP to Brenda 239-594-0401

201812 December Activity Calendar

December 2018

Saturday, 1 December  9am  Hike Sabal Palm Trail.  457 Sabal Palm Rd, Napoles, FL.  The trailhead is 3.2 miles east of Collier Blvd (CR951) on Sabal Palm Rd in the Picayune Strand State Forest.  Look for the trailhead sign on the right.  Lat-Long  26.095287  -81.634100   Description:  Hike 4.2 miles through flat pinewoods with cypress trees in areas that are in a slightly lower elevation.  The trail will pass by an active colong of endangered red cockaded woodpecker nest.  Portions of the trail may be wet so hikers should be prepared for wading in 12 inches of water.  Wear old tennis shoes or hiking boots.  Bring pleanty of water, light lunch or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, change of socks and shoes to ride home.  Optional: hiking sticks and binoculars.  Public invited.  Limit: 12 people.  Moderate difficulty.  RSVP to Carl 239-253-4255

Monday, 31 December  2017- 1 January 2018   NEW YEAR’S EVE CAMPOUT    at Mariposa, 1721 Rock Road, Naples.  Come for the evening or campout with us.  Plan to come about 4pm, but you can come earlier if you want to get set up earlier.  Tents, RVs, vans welcome.  Bring a dish to share for the Saturday evening meal, bring a lawn chair, beverage of choice and camping gear.  Have dinner, gather around the campfire and ring in the New Year.  The hosts will furnish breakfast on New Year’s Day.  Public invited, Leisure activity.  RSVP to Betty Wilson 239-298-2724 wilgoson@aol.com or Chuck 239-398-3820 flswampeagle@aol.com