Date and Time
- Thu, Jan 2, noon
- Wed, Mar 19, 10 am
Join us as we discover first-hand why estuaries such as Estero Bay are known as "cradles of the ocean"!
We will take a refreshing journey into the waters of the bay, wading into mudflats and seagrass beds at
low tide to find many of the plants and animals that call this estuary home. Using dip nets and seine
nets we will collect organisms such as fish, shrimp, crabs, snails and seagrasses and place them in
buckets or magnifiers to take a closer look. The guide will explain how each living creature plays an
important role in the ecosystem. You'll be amazed at what can be found just past the shoreline, what
few take the time to see. Come and let the estuary surprise you!
For your safety, it is required that you wear closed toe shoes that can get wet, such as old tennis
shoes or diving booties. Wear a swimsuit or shorts. Bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water and
This trip is free of charge, but registration is required. Call Estero
Bay Aquatic Preserve at (239)463-3240 for more information
and to sign up. The meeting location is on the bayside of Black Island, just north of Lovers Key State
Park. There is no address for this particular location, so we encourage those who are interested to give
us a call for more details.