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This Spring’s Herb Day Festival is Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Ft Myers starting at 8:30AM. Six expert scientists and gardeners will share their knowledge of traditional and tropical herb… both how ‘to grow’ in a garden or within a Florida—Friendly landscape. Herbs in SWFL can be planted in raised beds, on amended herbal mounds and in variety of containers. Herbs are grown for cooking, , decorating and for medicinal use.
“Ding” Darling biologist Jeremy Conrad, along with refuge fire operations and fuel technician Paul Ryan, will talk about “Fire: The Secret to a Healthy Eco-System” at a special presentation at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, March 29, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the free “Ding” Darling Education Center.
‘Ding’ Film Series focuses on global plastic addiction
“Ding” Darling Refuge’s inaugural eight-week Film Series continues on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Education Center auditorium with the award-winning documentary Addicted to Plastic.
Energy scarcity, climate change and lost wetlands endanger the long-term sustainability of the Mississippi River delta and basin, according to a leading expert in oceanography and coastal science who believes this will have repercussions for Florida Everglades restoration.
Estero River Outfitters is proud to announce the upcoming 2013 Estero-on the Blueway fun series. The series will be fun learning experience and free, open to all. Reservation requested please, so make your plans now and sign up. The events will take place every Saturday morning in March thru June 2013. The events planned will utilize, showcase and feature the Great Calusa Blueway here in Lee County at various locations. Events planned will include; Kayak Fishing Seminars, Stand Up Paddle Board Clinic s, Flash Mob Paddle Trips, Hobie meet up days, including paddle kayaks, Mirage Drive and Island Adventures. To get more detailed information on each specific event visit the Estero Rivers Website at www.esteroriveroutfitters.com or call the Outfitters direct at 239- 992 4050.
” Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife” will be the topic, presented by Craig Huegel, Ph.D.at the Native Plant Society monthly meeting at Lemon Bay Park (570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood). Learn how to make your garden a haven for wildlife, birds and butterflies by planting the right natives in the right landscape design. Dr. Huegel completed his doctorate at Iowa State. He pioneered numerous wildlife programs at University of Kentucky and University of Florida. Dr. Huegel operates a native plant nursery and has authored 3 books that will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome. http://mangrove.fnpschapters.org
“Ding” Darling Refuge’s inaugural eight-week Film Series continues on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Education Center auditorium with the documentary America’s Darling: The Story of Jay N. “Ding” Darling.
The film, nearly three years in the making, has traveled throughout the U.S. since its debut at the Refuge in October during “Ding” Darling Days. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) was a major sponsor of the highly acclaimed production.
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