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2018 Annual Burrowing Owl Festival

 16th Annual Burrowing Owl Festival

ROTARY PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
5505 Rose Garden Road
Cape Coral, FL 33914

February 24, 2018

Cape Coral is home to the largest known population of the Florida Burrowing Owl which is listed as a State of Florida threatened species. These pint sized birds burrow underground where they nest from early February through mid-July and are now the official city bird of Cape Coral.

Join us at this family fun filled event which celebrates the start of the Burrowing Owl nesting season and all of Cape Coral’s natural wildlife treasures.

Festival highlights include the, environmental and wildlife organizations with educational exhibits and live animals, bus tours to local burrowing owl burrows, demonstrations on burrowing owl burrow maintenance and starter burrows. There will be on site speakers with wildlife presentations and live birds of prey. Enjoy a tour through the live interactive butterfly house and learn about their host and nectar plants. Artists, photographers and craft vendors of all things natural, native and wild will have lovely items for sale. Children will enjoy the free arts and crafts activities at the Children’s Creative Corner. Also on site will be music and food vendors, so plan to spend the day.

Admission is $5 donation for ages 16 and older with free parking. Event proceeds will go toward local wildlife protection, preservation and education.

  • /Bus tour schedule to see the Burrowing Owls live in their habitat:

 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

 Cost is $5.00 per person and reservations are required the day of the event.

As if that is not enough, we have a tour just for photographers. Ride in the comfort of an air-conditioned mini-bus with an expert in bird and wildlife photography.  Photograph our world famous burrowing owls as well as other unique wildlife in Cape Coral. The tour leaves Rotary Park at 7:30 am and returns at approximately 10 a.m.

Seating is limited and the cost is $50.00 per person. To register, call 239-246-8540.-

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