Pepper Ranch Preserve Sunflower Weekend Viewing Dates

Collier County’s Conservation Collier Program announces two special sunflower viewing weekends at the Pepper Ranch Preserve, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, September 28-30, and October 5-7.

These weekends are scheduled to coincide with the spectacular annual blooming display of the Pepper Ranch Preserve’s Southeastern Sunflowers (Helianthus agrestis). All signs indicate there will be notable blooming this year.

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the historic Pepper Ranch Preserve and will be permitted to drive their personal vehicles through the preserve to the sunflower fields. Please note that the main ranch road to the sunflower fields is not paved. Visitors must first check in at the Visitor Center for the main ranch road gate code.

Wildlife commonly observed at the ranch includes wild turkey, caracara, hog, deer, alligator, and sandhill cranes. Cameras are encouraged!

For more information, please call 239-252-2957.

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