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Flamingle Friday to feature upcoming Galapagos Islands excursion
January 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$25.00
Everglades Wonder Gardens’ Flamingle Friday on Jan. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. will feature an informative presentation on the Wonder Gardens’ upcoming excursion to the Galapagos Islands.
Led by Wonder Gardens President and CEO Thomas Hecker, the lecture will cover anticipated highlights and a voyage itinerary for the Galapagos Islands excursion, as well as stories from past excursions to Brazil and Belize. Thomas Hecker and his wife, Jennifer, have led nature expeditions worldwide for organizations such as Naples Botanical Garden, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center.
An intimate group of 26 to 32 guests will set sail May 15 on the M/V Evolution and return home May 24. The voyage will include hiking along the coast of Genovesa Island, snorkeling in the extinct volcanic cone of Devil’s Crown, seeing first-hand the conservation efforts at the Charles Darwin Research Station and more.
The Flamingle Friday lecture, which includes complimentary beverages and light hors d’oeuvres, is $20 for Everglades Wonder Gardens members and $25 for nonmembers. To register and for more information, contact the Everglades Wonder Gardens at 239-992-2591. The Flamingle Fridays event series features a rotating schedule of lecture topics at the Wonder Gardens.
A cultural icon and designated historic resource of the City of Bonita Springs for more than 80 years, the Everglades Wonder Gardens is a community centerpiece that has provided generations of Floridians and visitors the opportunity to experience rare and exotic plants and wildlife.
In 2014, Bonita Wonder Gardens, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to purchase and operate the Everglades Wonder Gardens. While preserving the iconic attraction, the nonprofit organization is in the process of restoring wildlife enclosures, nurturing the botanical beauty of the property, adding education programs and further enhancing this Bonita Springs jewel.
For more information, visit www.evergladeswondergardens.com.