bonita Springs grasshopper

We Have Bugs in Bonita Springs

You may not appreciate this grasshopper because bugs are gross but I thought it was beautiful so I took a picture of it to share with you. This is the first official Bonita Springs Grasshopper. What you need to know is that it was on the windshield of my car so I had to pull over and get out. What you also should know is that I don't much care for bugs especially creepy bugs with thunder thighs, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound or just get caught in my hair. Yes, I squealed just like a girl more than once trying to get close enough. I was being a total sissy, yes.

If bugs and nature is your thing you might want to try visiting a few local Bonita Springs Parks, Florida State Parks or nature preserves to see grass hoppers and creepy crawlies. The local parks are fairly inexpensive and some are even free. Here are a few ideas if you want to see some natural Florida wildlife.

  1. Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero, Florida. (State Park Fee)
  2. Lover's Key State Park at the South end of Fort Myers Beach, Florida (State Park Fee)
  3. Barefoot Beach Preserve (in the Barefoot Beach Community) Bonita Springs, Florida (State Park Fee)
  4. Six Mile Cypress Slough - Fort Myers, Florida (Free admission, donation to park)
  5. Bernwood Park Boardwalk - Bonita Springs, Florida. This is a boardwalk through a cypress preserve located at the middle gate of Pelican Landing behind CVS Pharmacy. Park near One Price Dry Cleaning (free)
  6. 10 Mile Canal Linear Park in Fort Myers, Florida (free)