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sanibel island sea turtles

Sea Turtle Season has wrapped up for 2020, and it has been an incredible year (when everything else was going wrong)!

From April until Halloween, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) located, marked, and monitored a record number of nests on both Sanibel and Captiva.  It...

Little Free Library

Sanibel recently became part of a special movement to promote reading amongst young and old alike.  The Little Free Library is a non-profit organization of small “bookhouses” in community locations open 24/7.  People can take a book for any length of time (or keep them)...

Fort Myers FL area holiday events not to be missed

The year may be winding down, but there’s still plenty to celebrate, even in the year 2020 has become.  Among the best news to share is that the Sanibel Farmer’s Market will be open for its 2020/2021 season starting this coming Sunday, October 4!

Located...

WE’RE STILL HERE…but we got a little wet.

September is the height of the Hurricane Season, and 2020 was no exception.  A tropical depression going across Florida and was going to be a guaranteed rainmaker for the weekend of September 12th.  Then we were surprised...

Blue Giraffe outdoor seating

As we approach autumn, we look forward to quieter, more comfortable days and nights in Southwest Florida.  Cooler breezes will be upon us and we want to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, including lunch or dinner.

Recently, we were asked which restaurants offered...

Bicycles near beach path

One of the most popular activities on Sanibel (that’s NOT on the beach) is biking on the various trails (officially “Shared Use Paths”) on Sanibel Island, many of which are parallel to the streets of the city.  They began in 1976 with a 2 ½...

Jerry's

We’ve talked about the wildlife on the islands and some of our tourists coming to watch our native and migrating birds.  But some live on the island year-round and entertain shoppers every day of the week.  For over 35 years, Jerry’s Plaza has been home...

Iguana

It’s not easy being green…and sometimes really big…and an invasive species.

Green iguanas (Iguana iguana…yes, that really is the scientific name), are seen in many parts of southern Florida, including on Sanibel and Captiva.  They are native to the southern half of Mexico and the...

Sanibel Loggerhead Turtle Hatchling

Around the end of June, the Gulf Coast (along with much of the Southeastern US) experienced one of the largest plumes of Saharan dust on record.  As the name suggests, the dust originates as sandstorms in the Sahara desert of central and west Africa,...

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