If you read our last tip, you know that Cape Coral has access to some of the most amazing beaches in Florida. But, the nature in Cape Coral is not limited to the beach. If you love the outdoors, Cape Coral has an abundance of activities for nature lovers of every kind. The city is home to several parks, including Saratoga Lake Park, Horton Park, Four Freedoms Park and more….
One of the better known parks for nature lovers is the Rotary Park Environmental Center. Through a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection and additional funding from local Rotary Clubs, this park has helped to preserve almost 100 acres of pristine Florida salt marsh.
You can explore the grounds on a nature trail or take advantage of the many gardening and environmental classes at the center. There’s also a butterfly house that is home to different species of butterflies and plants. If your dog enjoys nature as much as you do, he can accompany you to the park’s Wagging Tails Dog Park!
Another beautiful local park in Cape Coral is the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. Many kayakers are especially fond of this park, which rents kayaks during season (from October to May). Whether you are walking along the trails or kayaking down the waterways, you will probably see many native Florida critters in their natural habitat. Common wildlife sightings include birds like eagles, herons and ibis, as well as raccoon, opossum, armadillo, alligators and more. The park’s 365 acres are protected to preserve this natural legacy for generations of Cape Coral residents in the future.
Not all wildlife in Cape Coral is found in a park. You might be surprised to learn that Cape Coral has the largest population of burrowing owls in the entire state of Florida!
Some Cape Coral residents share their neighborhoods with these special owls. The burrowing owl is a tiny owl that lives on the ground, unlike other species of its kind which normally nest in trees. This owl is both unique and in danger. It’s an endangered species in Canada, and a species of special concern in Florida.
The Cape Coral burrowing owl population is estimated to include over 1,000 pairs of birds. Fortunately, they are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and many Cape Coral residents have joined forces to help this cute creature. So, if you enjoy the pristine nature of this area, like many other residents, Cape Coral could be the perfect home for you.
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