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SCCF Sea turtle

This is guest writer Taitum, in Guest Services and this is my second year as a turtle walker. I get up nice and early each Monday morning (form April 15 - October 31) to check my section of beach for turtle crawls, garbage and left...

C.R.O.W. staff in front of sign

Guest blogger Matt Spaulding related a wildlife experience over the weekend which involved the assistance of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife):

“Sunday night, I was putting out the recyclables and happened to check the rain gauge (We were expecting storms Mother’s Day, but...

Sanibel Holiday logo

This week, we have several things to mention.  First, we'd like to take a moment to remember Shirley Walter, the founder of CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) who recently passed away.  Starting with a personal effort in 1968 to a group of volunteers...

Leatherback turtle tracks in the sand

The islands haven't been re-opened yet, but we are already getting some our annual NATURAL visitors...

Sea turtle nesting season started on April 15, and already the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has found its first nest.  A 6-foot leatherback turtle was found (a rare occurrence for...

Beach towels and star fish on beach

One of the most common needs when visiting Sanibel (or any beach location, for that matter) is for beach-style towels.  We at Sanibel Holiday are often asked if the condos and homes we rent have beach towels, which is not as easy to answer as...

Red Sox Spring traning

The Great American Pastime is yet another great winter attraction in Florida.  After the thrill of the Super Bowl and this weekend’s Daytona 500, sports fans look forward to attending Spring Training Baseball (also known as the Grapefruit League).  Lee County is especially lucky as...

Manatees

It’s been chilly in Southwest Florida recently (well, chilly for US).  January and early February tends to have cooler weather, with brief periods when artic winds reach all the way down here.  Nighttime temperatures dropped as low as the high 30s on Sanibel last month,...

Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club Arts and Craft Fair

It’s obvious that February and March are very busy times on Sanibel and Captiva (not to mention the rest of Florida) and the biggest tourism months of the year.  The warm weather is here, most public northern schools have their winter vacation scheduled in February,...

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