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
NAPLES PRESERVE PLANT LIST
Naples Preserve Plant List
NAPLES PRESERVE NATURE TALK SERIES
2016 Fall Nature Talk Series at The Naples Preserve
2016 Naples Preserve Out and About Eco-Tours
Sit back, relax, enjoy the scenery, meet new friends and let us
do the driving.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The Mound House,
Fort Myers Beach.
Estero Island’s oldest standing structure at the Mound House has recently been restored to its 1921 grandeur and is now open as a cultural and environmental learning center. Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly on Estero Bay. Experience this one of a kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound. We will have a guided tour of the restored house, see some of the plants that were used by the Calusa and venture into the shell mound itself.
Tour departs from Fleischmann Park at 8:30 a.m. Bring your own picnic lunch and we will supply the drinking water.
Register (before Tuesday, November 9, 2016) at Fleischmann Park – (239) 213-3020.
“Preserving the Holiday Spirit”
December 9th, 10th, 11th
4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Join us for this free event at The Naples Preserve to usher-in the holiday season. This is our seventh year for this festive event and it is going to be bigger and better than ever. Enjoy holiday lights, displays, refreshments, guided boardwalk tours and lots of surprise guests and activities. Come back all three days to view video showing what Preserve animals visited their specially decorated Christmas tree during the night. December 9th will be our day for live music. Check back later for the full schedule.
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