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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...

Sanibel Island Farmers Market

Just a reminder than this coming Sunday (May 30) will be the last Sanibel Farmer’s Market of the season!

We can’t say enough great things about this place! Be sure to enjoy local fruits and vegetables, food truck specialties, other delicacies, and gifts.  As we...

Turtle nesting

With the arrival of May, Sanibel and Captiva have entered the 2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season! And we’re off to a great and EARLY start, as the first nest on Sanibel was found on the East end of the island on Tuesday, April 27. ...

Dolphins playing in boat wake

…besides Miami, that is.

We’ve mentioned many times that Sanibel has boomed in new bookings since last summer when the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted.  This has led to many first-time visitors who have heard about our little Paradise and have decided to finally visit or...

Florida Panther

Spring is here and the wildlife is out there.  One of the rarest sights on Sanibel is the Florida panther, which was seen last Sunday evening around 6pm in the Jamaica Drive/Tahiti Drive area off Sanibel-Captiva Road.  The photos were taken from a bedroom window...

Sunbathing Bunny

Let's face it...last Easter was terrible.  The islands were shut down, the beach accesses were closed (they even fenced the Causeway islands), and it was spooky quiet.  The boss often said, “You could shoot a cannon down Periwinkle Way and not hit anything.”  Almost everything...

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