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Naples Preserve
About the Naples Preserve
The Naples Preserve is located on 9 1/2 acres at the corner of U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Boulevard. The site protects two unique Florida Upland Habitats: Pine Flatwoods and Oak-Rosemary Scrubs. Explore the 0.4 self-guided nature walk as it curves through the shaded woods. Then, sit, rest, and take in the surroundings while sitting on one of our many benches.  

The Preserve offers you one of your best opportunities in Southwest Florida to see gopher tortoises in their natural habitat, along with native wildflowers, trees, birds, butterflies, rabbits, and more. The peak months for viewing wildflowers and butterflies are between August and September.


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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


Ambassador Program
For more information or to volunteer at the Naples Preserve, please call 239-213-3020. Other informaiton on the Ambassador Program can be located by following this link.


Partners of The Naples Preserve

Clam Pass

Eagle Lakes Bird Sanctuary

Tigertail Beach

Barefoot Beach

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


Naples Preserve and Hedges Family Eco-Center

Naples Preserve
Hedges Family Eco Center


1690 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34102

239-261-4290

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Hours:
Boardwalk
Dawn to Dusk Daily