Join us for a 45-60 minute, docent-led sunset walk around the Rookery Pond. Gather at the Rookery Park pavilion to meet your walk leader, then head to the pond and the short, trail/path walk (approximately 1/3 mile) around the pond while learning about the natural history of the bird species on the Rookery island and in the park.
The walk will feature nesting Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Anhinga, White ibis and more as the breeding season proceeds into the spring. Little blue heron, Glossy ibis, Green heron, Purple martins and other birds are also seen around the pond and park throughout the spring season.
Alligators patrol the pond surrounding the Rookery island. The walk ends in time to for you to watch the park's resident bats leave the bat houses near the pond to begin their nightly feeding.
Dress for the weather including a light jacket on cool evenings, bug spray, and water, if needed. Binoculars will enhance your viewing experience. Limited binoculars are available for loan.
Registration is not required.
Sarasota County Call Center: 941-861-5000 (General information and directions)
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