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Boat Tours and Special Events at Rookery Bay

The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center will resume hosting naturalist-guided boat and kayak tours this month through April. Tours are available in different lengths, paths and themes, all providing the opportunity to see diverse natural wildlife and offer terrific photo opportunities.

Nature lovers can attend Birds of the Beach, with Adam DiNuovo, of Audubon Florida, at the Rookery Bay Field Station on Shell Island Road from 8 a.m. to noon, November 10; America Recycles Day, featuring buy-one-get-one-free admission at the learning center on November 15; Lunch & Learn Lecture: Rookery Bay Through the Eyes of the Historian, the first in a series of six lectures honoring the 40th anniversary of the Rookery Bay Research Preserve presented by Steve Bertone, Rookery Bay’s cultural resources specialist,  from noon to 1 p.m., November 27; and a reception for the annual painting exhibition by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County from 5:30 to 7 p.m., November 29.

Cost is $40 for Birds of the Beach, $15 for Lunch and Learn. Location: 300 Tower Rd., Naples. For more information or to register, visit

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