Visitor Tips TIPS TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NATURE CENTER. In warmer weather climates, outdoor activities require a bit of precaution and preparation. In order to maintain a safe and pleasant experience for all members and visitors, we ask that the following rules be observed while visiting. For your health and safety, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a non-smoking area and no pets are permitted on the grounds. Please enjoy your food and beverages outdoors and in the picnic area. Use of sun screen, hats and bug spray is highly recommended. Wear comfortable shoes and lightweight clothing. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. You may bring your own beverage, or purchase onsite. Please recycle and dispose of your trash properly. Tours and electric boat cruises are dependent on weather, wind and tides and may be canceled for your safety. Children under age two are not permitted on boat rides. Scheduled Nature Center tour participants are given first boarding priority for the boats. Passenger loads are limited. Advance boat ride reservations are available to Conservancy Club members at $250 level and above. 239.403.4207. Plants and trees are living too. They are a source of education for visitors, and protection for the environment. Please refrain from removing leaves, limbs, plants or flowers, insects or wildlife from the Nature Center. Loud noises distract and scare wildlife, so please avoid yelling and shouting. Quiet is required while visiting wildlife in the nursery at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. Running on nature and birding trails is unsafe and discouraged. Nature trails, the Dalton Discovery Center and other areas are self-guided, except for pre-scheduled field trips. No person shall be permitted within the Nature Center between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM or on Sundays at any time unless attendance is required for a special event. All-day and overnight parking not allowed. Please do not feed any wildlife you may encounter.