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Dancing Dolphin

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...

Gulf Fritillary

“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...

Beware Alligators sign

Sanibel Island is a peaceful place.

Small, tropical, inviting, it is easy to feel that there is not a worry in the world while vacationing on Sanibel.

And for the most part, that is accurate.

The singular exception may be the presence of alligators, and...

Starfish on Beach with Santa hat

The term sighting most often refers to wild life.

A sighting of a rare bird, like the American Redstart observed on the Shell Mound Trail last week.

Or the sighting of coyotes from time to time.

But we are using the term in a special...

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

As every visitor to Sanibel notes immediately on arrival, this island is dedicated to the ones it loves.

And though rental guests are highly appreciated and celebrated, there is no greater love than wild life on this little tropical island.

As you drive through the...

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