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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...

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,...

Part of the appeal of Sanibel and Captiva is the wildlife.  Birds, racoons, rabbits, alligators (preferably from a distance).  And sometimes they need some help.

For over 50 years, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) has been working to save native and migratory wildlife...

One of the major attractions on Sanibel (besides the shells) is the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a Federal Wilderness Area meant to be a habitat for migratory birds and other area species, especially threatened and endangered.  It’s named after political cartoonist and conservationist...

Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is making slow progress towards the East Coast of Florida.  As of today (Thursday, August 29), we do not know where this storm will go once it makes landfall.

At this time, there are no evacuations ordered for Lee County and/or the barrier...

Tween Waters Crab Races

“It’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever seen.” That’s the tagline by self-appointed Crab Racing Commissioner Tim Jardas.  Since 1984, he has hosted his unique style of hermit crab racing blended with comedy at the Crow’s Nest in the Tween Waters Resort on Captiva.

Every Monday...

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