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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...

Southern Living Magazine cover March 2021
Admit it...don't you love it when your hometown or your favorite place gets mentioned in a nationwide medium (when it's GOOD news, of course).  That's how we feel about a recent article in Southern Living magazine.
It starts off by interviewing a couple who discovered...
P.A.W.S logo

Every so often, you might see some wildlife just looking out the window.  Turtles, marsh rabbits, and...cats?

Yes, Southwest Florida (and Sanibel and Captiva) have felines roaming about.  Some may very well be domesticated and savvy enough to be outdoors part of the day and...

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...

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...

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