The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is home to multiple and endangered plants and animals in Fort Myers. It’s also a safe haven for migrating birds.
With more than 3,400 acres of wetland, it measures approximately 11 miles long and 1/3 mile wide. This amazing ecosystem is free for you and your family to explore. It includes a boardwalk trial and a butterfly garden.
The Preserve is located at 7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33912. Parking is $1 an hour. For more information, call 239-533-7550.
This is one of a number of preserves in Lee County where you can see nature close up. Among the others:
Matanzas Pass Preserve
Located on Estero Island, the Matanzas Pass Preserve is one of the few protected and undeveloped areas on the island.
The preserve is made up of four natural plant communities: maritime hammock, tidal swamp, black mangrove forest and coastal grassland. A wide variety of native plants and many unique plants.
There is a 1.25 mile boardwalk, which also allows you to enjoy a diversity of wildlife.
The preserve is located at 199 Nature View Ct, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931. For more information, call 239-765-4222.