3 days ago, 12/18/2014 at 4:12pm
Club Donates to Attract
Birds to Mound House
Mound House – A Cultural
& Environmental Learning
Center recently received
a $150 donation from the Caloosa Bird Club for the purchase of bird feeders, a
birdbath and bird seed to attract a diversity of bird species to the Mound
House site. The donation came about after the Caloosa Bird Club went on their
November 10th birding trip to the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area and came
to the Mound House afterwards for a picnic. Soon after arriving, the Club
members were quick to spot a blue-headed vireo and a yellow-throated warbler in
the large strangler fig by the picnic tables. Members were excited to add two more
bird species to their list, bringing their number of sightings that day on Fort Myers Beach to 60 bird species! Mound House
hopes to become part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
you to Ken Hodgson, Field Trip Chair, and all the Caloosa Bird Club members for
their generosity and support. Already on the shopping list is the purchase of a
tube feeder and white millet particularly good for attracting the beautiful
you visit the Mound House in the months to come, you may want to bring along a
pair of binoculars to see how many bird species you are able to identify.
House is a Cultural and Environmental Learning Center
located right on Estero
Bay. Experience Florida’s natural and cultural history where Estero Island’s oldest
standing structure sits atop an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Learn about 2,000
years of history through free, guided tours offered every Tuesday, Wednesday
and Saturday from 10am to 1:30pm. Donations requested. Tours feature a unique underground
archeological exhibit, "Stories
Beneath Our Feet” and begin on top of the Mound at the picnic
tables. Private Group Tours
at $5 per person may be scheduled on Thursdays by calling 239- 765-0865,
minimum of 10 people required.
pet friendly grounds are open daily from 7am to 5pm for visitors to enjoy the
wildlife and beauty of Estero
Bay. A kayak launch
allows you to enjoy access to the Great Calusa Blueway Kayak Trail in Estero Bay.
The site is also accessible by boat.
kayak eco-tours are available the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month through
May. Paddleboard lessons and eco-tours are offered every Thursday. Reservations
are required. A variety of educational programming is available throughout the
year, for more information call 239-765-0865.
Mound House is located at 451
Connecticut Street. Overflow parking is available
at the Beach Baptist Church
at the corner of Estero Blvd
and Connecticut Street.
For more information call 239- 765-0865 or visit our website at
www.moundhouse.org. The Mound House is a property of the Town of Fort Myers
Museum Director Town of Fort