your visit

Please join us in Bonita Springs, Florida for fun and friendship with fellow Conner Society members and guests.

Hosts John and Judith Cooke will open their home for a private reception on Friday evening. On Saturday, guests are invited to attend a guided tour of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

For more information, or to RSVP by Friday, February 3, please e-mail Kate Baker at RSVPFlorida@connerprairie.org or call her at 317-214-4721.

Trip Itinerary

Friday, February 17, 2017
Private reception at the home of John and Judith Cooke

Time: 6 – 9 pm
(Please refer to your invitation for address or contact Kate Baker at baker@connerprairie.org for more information)

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Guided Tour of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (limited to the first 24 respondents)

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary occupies approximately 13,000 acres in the heart of the Corkscrew Watershed in Southwest Florida, and is a part of the Western Everglades. This gentle, pristine wilderness dates back 800 years and offers visitors a glimpse of long-ago Florida and a premier environmental learning experience. More than 200 bird species are permanent residents of the Sanctuary, including egrets, ibis, heron, limpkin and anhinga.
Time: 10 am – Noon (The tour begins promptly at 10:30 am and lasts until 12:00pm. Please arrive by 10:00 to ensure that the tour is able to leave on time.)
Cost: $14
Location: 375 Sanctuary Road, West Naples, FL 34120

It is recommended that you bring water, sun protection, bug spray, binoculars, and a camera when you explore the Boardwalk.

Water bottles, bug spray, and binocular rentals are available in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center.

Food is not permitted on the Boardwalk.

For more information, visit this webpage.

Recommended Hotel Accommodations

Inn at Pelican Bay
800 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL 34108
Room rates from $469.00 - $499.00

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
5001 Coconut Rd
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Room rates from $374.00 - $424.00

Hilton Naples
51111 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103
Room rates from $379.00 - $524.00

Room rates and availability as of 12/6/2016, subject to change. Some special discounts may apply, please check with each hotel to see if you are eligible for one of their discounted rates.