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Sanibel Farmer Market

Just when things were (finally) starting to quiet down on the islands…we’re all getting excited again for Sundays (and not just because football’s back)!

The Sanibel Island Farmer’s Market is back for its 14th season from the beginning of October through the end of May...

Lumminary at Jerrys shoppes

The Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the 2021 Luminary Festival will be celebrated in the traditional version, as approved by the City of Sanibel.

Last year, Luminary events were reimagined for the first full week in December to protect the public from...

Sanibel Holiday, Pink Shell Bag

Sanibel Island is renowned for its great shelling. It is considered to be in the top 3 shell collecting beaches in the world. The phrase "Sanibel Stoop" refers to the many people you will see all year long bent over collecting shells from the beach....

Sanibel Shells in hand

We just wanted to remind our guests (especially first-timers) that, while collecting shells is popular and highly encouraged, there are some you do not want to take with you.  Easily put, do not collect live shells (anything with a live mussel in it).

While most...

Florida Panther

Guest blogger Matt had a scary start to his weekend…

“I was just about to head out around 6:30 Friday night and was throwing a palm frond into the trash when it happened.  I looked and not twenty feet away from me was a bobcat!...

Sanibel Lightning

This past weekend, there have been three incidents in Southwest Florida in which five people have been seriously hurt by lightning strikes.  One of them occurred on the beach near the Sanibel Beach Club off Nerita Street on Saturday afternoon (July 24).  This probably most...

Cane Toad

Alligators...Coyotes...and...Toads?

Oh, my, yes! That's another creature you should be watching out for, especially when it comes to your pets' safety.

In recent years, Sanibel has had an increase in the number of cane toads (sometimes called Bufo toads).  They are the largest actual toads...

Coyote on Sanibel

We’ve talked about some of the wildlife on Sanibel and Captiva…birds, alligators, panthers, and the vicious no-see-ums.  One animal you might not expect to see in Florida, especially on the islands, is a coyote (typically a southeastern coyote).  First thing you’ll think is, “How...

Ding Darling Virtual Baby shower, baby bird

When you can’t get to Sanibel to see wildlife (at least, not soon enough), we tend to search for videos.  And we bet a lot of you watched a LOT of videos in 2020.

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society recognized this and decided to start...

love bugs on car grill

It’s hard to believe we’re in the middle of June already.  It’s busy enough that it still feels like the winter season, but we completely missed out on something here on Sanibel in May…but that’s a good thing.

May is usually when love bugs (Plecia...

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