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Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Great Blue Heron Pavilion

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 18, 2015
1. Great Blue Heron Pavilion Marker
Inscription. The Great Blue Heron (Ardea hernias)is a wetland bird that lives in the Slough year round. It is quite adaptable and can live in habitats like marshes, streams and lakes. The heron’s range is from Florida to the coastline of Alaska. As a top predator it eats fish, frogs, snakes, turtles and … even baby alligators.

If you spread your arms out like wings, you can feel how the pieces connect. The three balls suspended from the underside of the wing represents the realms of the animals that crawl, walk, and fly.

Building Green
As a part of our Green certification, bamboo (Guadua agustifolia) called “vegetable steel” from Columbia was used for the roof. It is a rapidly renewable resource and harvesting can begin six years after planting.

The design incorporated recycled steel, beams came from bridges and the poles holding up the pavilion were from large drills. Concrete is a local material and can be recycled.

Architectural interpretation
Of the Great Blue Heron created by Renzos Designs, Green Developers.

Funding for the Pavilion provided by:
Discover Lee County Parks & Recreation
Friends of Six Mile Cypress
Slough Preserve
 
Location. 26° 34.248′ N, 81° 49.573′ 
Great Blue Heron Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 18, 2015
2. Great Blue Heron Pavilion Marker
W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is on Penzance Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is lcoated inside the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33912, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Slice of Slough (here, next to this marker); The Twilight Zone (here, next to this marker); Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Slough Interpretive Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dragon And His Tail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Locomotive 143 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Edison Park School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Thomas Alva Edison (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Great Blue Heron Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 18, 2015
3. Great Blue Heron Pavilion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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