The Hedges Family Eco-Center
Here is your one-stop resource for information about the natural areas and the local history museums of Collier County. Our knowledgeable volunteer staff are more than willing to answer any quetions you might have about sightseeing advice, brochures, and local maps. While you are here, enjoy one our scheduled environmental programs or just relax with a book in our natural history resource library. You will enjoy what the Preserve and Eco-Center have to offer!
Directions to Naples Preserve
Features of the Preserve and Eco-Center
Free Nature Walk - The fully accesible boardwalk is open daily during daylight hours.
Free Visitor Info - Obtain from the Hedges Eco-Center
Nature Talk Series, Special Family Events, and "For Kids Only" Activities - Listed below.
A Geocaching and a Letterboxing Site
2014 Nature Talk Series
The Nature Talks are held inside of The Hedges Family Eco-Center.
are free to the public.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. :
“Beginning Birding with your Family”, by Wendell Vaught
Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 a.m. :
“Nightlife in The Preserve”
Video from our cameras reveal
the Preserve’s animals and
their nighttime activities.
Saturday, November 22nd at 10:00 a.m. :
“Life in our Butterfly Garden”
Caterpillars and butterflies are
not the only animals that you
will find in our Butterfly Garden!
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. :
“Birds of Southwest Florida”, by Wendell Vaught
Free, Boardwalk Tours: October 25th - November 22nd, Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
2015 Out & About Eco-Tours
Register at Fleischmann Park
Phone: (239) 213-3020
Must register one week in advance of tour.
All tours depart from the Community Center at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd.
Parks and Recreation Current Program Guide
2014 Fall Program Guide
Partners of The Naples Preserve
Eagle Lakes Bird Sanctuary
Collier County Museum
Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch
Museum of the Everglades
Naples Depot Museum
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Collier-Seminole State Park
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve
Picayune Strand State Forest
Big Cypress National Preserve
Everglades National Park
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserch Reserve
Conservancy of SW Florida Nature Center
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
CREW Land and Water Trust
Naples Botanical Garden
Shy Wolf Sanctuary
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens