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Weeds ‘n’ Seeds Plant Walks Begin in January

December 4, 2023
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SCCF is happy to announce that weekly, free Weeds ‘n’ Seeds plant walks will resume in 2024. After a year’s absence due to Hurricane Ian, plant enthusiasts Ruth Brooks and Karl Werner are excited to lead these educational and fun walks on Sanibel and nearby off-island locations.

The focus of Weeds ‘n’ Seeds is to enjoy being out in nature while observing common plants. All walks are on Mondays at 9 a.m. Please meet at the trailhead, unless otherwise noted. All walks last about two hours, no reservations required. Participants are encouraged to wear proper footwear for walking through mud/water and vegetation, especially for those events marked with an asterisk! Check out our online plant database before you go and consider downloading or printing our plant checklist.

Jan. 8: Shipley Trail, 9 a.m.
SCCF’s Shipley Trail is located at 1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL. 
Please park on the west-most parking lot (to the left of the gate — do not enter the gate). Parking is free. 

Jan. 15: Frannie’s Preserve, 9 a.m.*
SCCF’s Frannie’s Preserve is located at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL. Participants have three parking options: 

  • Park for free at the beach parking on Tarpon Bay Road with a City of Sanibel A pass.
  • We are offering free carpooling at 8:45 a.m. at SCCF’s headquarters building at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. 
  • Pay $5 an hour for beach parking on Tarpon Bay Road.

Jan. 22: Lakes Park in Fort Myers, 9 a.m.
Lakes Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL. Enter the park from the main entrance on Gladiolus, and go to the last parking lot.  Participants have three parking options. 

  • Park at Lakes Park for free with a Lee County parking pass. 
  • Meet us for free carpooling at 8:15 a.m. at Tutti Pazzi on Sanibel (1200 Periwinkle Way). 
  • Pay $1 an hour for parking at Lakes Park.

Jan. 29: TBD, 9 a.m.

*Proper footwear strongly encouraged


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