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Sanibel's Rosette spoonbill in flight

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...

Sea Grapes hanging from the tree

Oh those purple berries! They are everywhere this time of year, but what are they?

 The Sea Grape (Coccoloba Uvifera), is native to South Florida, the Caribbean and South America. This hearty evergreen plant has smooth, silvery-brown bark and round, leathery leaves up to 10...

Lady doing "Sanibel Stoop" on shoreline

There is the short history of shelling on Sanibel. The Island ranks in the top 3 world destinations for shelling and for many, that is all they know and all they need to know.

 When you take a Sanibel beach walk, you will be greeted...

Sanibel Lighthouse

This wonderful place we call paradise has been here for centuries.

Sure Sanibel looked different than it does now, but it was home to a few other folks before it was “settled” in the 1800’s. The Calusa Indians (Calusa means “fierce people”) were the first...

Sanibel Lighthouse at night

The Sanibel Lighthouse is located on the eastern end of the 12-mile long island. The idea to build the Lighthouse was first proposed by some of the settlers of the island in 1833, when they petitioned for one to be built. Along the way there...

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