Lover's Key State Park

Description:
Visitors walk or ride a tram through mangroves and over a tidal bay to the beach of this county park situated on a barrier island in Big Carlos Pass.

Watchable wildlife:
Low tide brings out hordes of fiddler crabs and feeding snowy and great egrets; great blue, little blue, and tricolored herons; white ibis; and in spring and summer, roseate spoonbills. Coon oysters and mangrove periwinkle snails cling to mangrove roots. Reddish and snowy egrets often forage along the Gulf beach. Magnificent frigatebirds soar overhead in summer. Throughout the year, look for shorebirds, including American oystercatchers.

Ownership:
Lee County

Contact:
(239) 463-4588

Directions:
Take Florida Highway 865, south of Fort Myers Beach, across the causeway into the park.

Related Sites:
Other Southwest Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



FWC Facts:
Male cardinals are extremely territorial in the spring, often attacking other birds or even their own reflection in windows. The attacks can go on for hours.

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