Acquired: 200038 AcresPrevious Owner: Haywood

The Periwinkle Preserve is located on Periwinkle Way and can be accessed by foot or bike. This preserve comprises approximately seven-acres of tropical hardwood hammock.

Since the removal of Australian pine after Hurricane Charley in 2004, over five thousand trees and shrubs have been planted. In time this hammock will be dominated by a canopy of Live Oak and Mastic with dozens of other species of native plants mixed in. The hammock area will provide a haven for wintering and migratory songbirds. A trail winds through this area and provides the opportunity to see many uncommon species of tropical plants and the bird life they attract.

Look for the gazebo, which is across the street (and a little to the west) from Sanibel Community Church.