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Each summer we have families flock to Sanibel Island so their kids can attend Sanibel Sea School’s summer camp programs. For those unaware, Sanibel Sea School is dedicated to teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems. They give students the opportunity to touch, feel and...

The otter is a member of the weasel family and is known for its playfulness. It will slide down a muddy embankment repeatedly or engage in other behaviors that can only be described as having fun.

The otter population is declining as a result of...

The Roseate Spoonbill is a large wading bird. It is commonly found in Southern Florida and can be seen on Sanibel year round. Typically the best time of year to see them in JN “Ding” Darling is in October and November, especially in the early...

This post will address a small but very big concern.

Those who travel to Sanibel have alluded to tiny biting flies that often live near water. They are so tiny, they are not generally visible and hence their appropriate name, no-see-ums. Much like the mosquito...

We do not often suggest that our readers and rental guests look at videos online.

We realize that people do not have sufficient time to view them and are often hesitant to click on unknown links.

But, this video created on Sanibel of just one...

There are few things on Sanibel that stop people in their tracks as well as the sighting of a dolphin.

We can be swimming in the water, walking the beach or boating the Gulf, and one dolphin leaping for joy, let alone a pod swimming...

“Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ”
― R.H. Heinlein

And so we who love Sanibel would agree. While there is so much wild life on Sanibel Island that the "mere" butterfly can easily be missed, those who love these self propelled flowers will not be...

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