Brown Pelican, Anhinga, Double Crested Cormorant, Willet, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron, Least Tern, Wilson Plover, Short Billed Dowitcher, Osprey, Mangrove Crab, Green Anole, Gopher Tortoise, and Cow Nosed Ray.
Nests for Least terns and Wilson’s Plovers are on the beach. The least tern chicks are hatching and can be seen in shadows of the inkberry bushes.
Standing Up for Wildlife
Protection of the nesting beaches is a key activity for the Friends of Lovers Key. Each year, we discover and guard nests of the ground nesting least terns, as well as sea turtle nests.
It's always a delight to see Roseate Spoonbills with their bright pink plumage and perfectly adapted bill shuffling through the shallow waters. These visitors to Lovers Key State Park were captured by Jennifer Semro.
The Friends of Lovers Key State Park would like to acknowledge a $20,000 grant from The Martin Foundation. The funds are specifically focused on assisting with the initial plans of the Capital Campaign for the Visitor Center at Lovers Key State Park. The money will be applied toward Board training, marketing materials, design of educational exhibits and preliminary architectural work for the Visitor Center.
The Friends of Lovers Key would like to express our deep appreciation for the support The Martin Foundation has shown by awarding FOLKS a grant so that we may continue with our mission to preserve, protect and support Lovers Key State Park.
Lovers Key State Park is currently the 2nd most visited state park in Florida, with more than 976,000 visitors this year. LKSP generates $35 million in economic impact and 700 jobs in Southwest Florida. FOLKS is working to build a Visitor Center which will provide an exciting way to engage visitors and educate them about the importance of our Southwest Florida environment. The Visitor Center will offer new opportunities for the community to enjoy special events inside the building.
The Friends of Lovers Key State Park would like to acknowledge a $20,000 grant from The Martin Foundation. The funds are specifically focused on assisting with the initial plans of the Capital Campaign for the Visitor Center at Lovers Key State Park. The money will be applied toward Board training,…
Over 600 people participated in the 9th annual Turtle Trot May 10th at Lovers Key State Park. They crossed the finish line at the beach-side pavilion and enjoyed refreshments, awards, and a dip in the gulf.
Experience the "Visions of Lovers Key" through our Flickr Group!
The Friends of Lovers Key, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed by the citizens of the community to support Lovers Key State Park and is registered as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your Membership and Donations are tax-deductible.