BONITA SPRINGS (December 23, 2016) –   Charles LeBuff, author of the book “Everglades Wildlife Barons” will be giving an oral history presentation of the Everglades Wonder Gardens followed by a book signing of his new book “Florida’s Crocodile: Biology and History of a Threatened Species” on Wednesday, January 4th  beginning at noon.   The lecture is offered in partnership with the Bonita Springs Historical Society.  Bring your own lunch and join us in the picnic area.   Members of the Everglades Wonder Gardens are free.  Regular admission fees applies for guests.


The Everglades Wonder Gardens is located at 27180 Old 41 Road in downtown Bonita Springs and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 3.5-acre botanical jungle features exhibits of tropical birds and reptiles. Highlights include a flamingo pond, alligator pool with 38 gators, duck ponds, aviary, turtle and tortoise exhibits, open butterfly garden, bromeliad garden, orchid trail, garden center with plants for sale, gift shop, natural museum, environmental learning center and art gallery.


Admission for adults 13-64, $12, seniors 65 and older $10, children 3-12 $7, and under 3 free.   For more information, call 239- 992-2591 or visit