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One of the major attractions on Sanibel (besides the shells) is the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a Federal Wilderness Area meant to be a habitat for migratory birds and other area species, especially threatened and endangered.  It’s named after political cartoonist and conservationist...

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is making slow progress towards the East Coast of Florida.  As of today (Thursday, August 29), we do not know where this storm will go once it makes landfall.

At this time, there are no evacuations ordered for Lee County and/or the barrier...

It’s one of the most common questions we get on Sanibel Island…people come from all over the world to collect the millions of shells that wash up on our 14 miles of Gulf shores, but they want to know where they can find the most...

September in Southwest Florida is one of the hottest venues around.  We don’t mean the temperature, though it’s STILL plenty warm down here.  Captiva Island helps kick off the 6th Annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on September 20 – 23 before moving on to Fort...

Sanibel Beach

We don’t want to scare anyone, but there have been some recent events that have us concerned about the safety of our visitors on Sanibel and Captiva.

In the past couple of weeks, three people have drowned off the coast near Captiva Island and Upper...

Sanibel Historical Museum

The Sanibel Historical Village is a hidden gem for those interested in how Sanibel came to be, but your opportunity to explore this treasure is fading fast this summer. The Village will close for the season on July 31 and will reopen on October 15....

Sanibel Sea Turtle

From April 15th  to October 31st, beachgoers will be seeing yellow tape and stakes all over the beaches  of Sanibel, but it’s not a bunch of crime scenes.  Sea turtles (particularly Loggerheads) have been coming onshore to lay their eggs, and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation...

Thermometer

There’s a joke about Florida actually having four seasons; Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas (similar to the North’s seasons; Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Highway Construction).  Heat indices in Southwest Florida have been well over 100 degrees recently, with actual temperatures not...

Fourth of July

Sanibel and Captiva Islands celebrate our nation’s birthday with the Annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4th.  As such, Periwinkle Way will be closed from 9am until approximately 12 noon from the western end (Tarpon Bay Road) to Donax Street.  Those travelling on Casa...

Sanibel Storm

It sure seems like summer is here already on Sanibel, but it’s still spring! :O

There’s a recent song by Jesse Rice called, “Go Away Cloud,” part of which goes, “I didn’t come all this way just to see no gray.”  While summer is the...

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