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Sanibel Shells in hand

We just wanted to remind our guests (especially first-timers) that, while collecting shells is popular and highly encouraged, there are some you do not want to take with you.  Easily put, do not collect live shells (anything with a live mussel in it).

While most...

Florida Panther

Guest blogger Matt had a scary start to his weekend…

“I was just about to head out around 6:30 Friday night and was throwing a palm frond into the trash when it happened.  I looked and not twenty feet away from me was a bobcat!...

Island Hopper

We missed out last year, but the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will make its triumphant return to Southwest Florida next month (September 17 – 26).

Sponsored by iHeart Media (and its local affiliate Cat Country 107.1 FM), The Beaches of Fort Myers &...

Sanibel Lightning

This past weekend, there have been three incidents in Southwest Florida in which five people have been seriously hurt by lightning strikes.  One of them occurred on the beach near the Sanibel Beach Club off Nerita Street on Saturday afternoon (July 24).  This probably most...

Cane Toad

Alligators...Coyotes...and...Toads?

Oh, my, yes! That's another creature you should be watching out for, especially when it comes to your pets' safety.

In recent years, Sanibel has had an increase in the number of cane toads (sometimes called Bufo toads).  They are the largest actual toads...

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