Archive for May, 2013

Sanibel and Captiva Turtle Nesting Stats

Turtle nesting season runs through the summer months May through October and it has gotten off to a slow start this year.  Here are the numbers as of May 17, 2013: Sanibel East End – 1 nest Sanibel West End – 6 nests Captiva – 4 nests For the same time frame in 2012, the numbers were Sanibel East End –... Read More »


David was excellent – always felt he was available and had our interests in mind – hard worker – trustworthy – always kept us informed. Read More »

Ding Darling Update

In case you haven’t heard yet Ding Darling Wildlife Drive will be closed for repaving and other improvements from May 20 until October.  They have scheduled lots of other activities and programs to keep you busy including Family Beach Walks, Biking the Indigo Trail, Estuary Exploratory Tram rides, Natural Wonders, and lots more.  For more information on their summer programs,... Read More »

Sanibel Library

You can easily download ebooks from the Sanibel Library. The service is available 24/7. It’s easy. Go to the library website, browse for the author or title, check it out with your library card and download the files to your computer. They are available for both Nooks and Kindles or to read on your computer. You can learn more about this... Read More »

Top Seaside Towns

Coastal Living Magazine has just announced its top seaside towns in America and our own Sanibel Island came in third.  The green spaces, lack of high rises, wildlife, sunny weather, beaches and seashells were just some of the things that helped rank out island  We know this is paradise, now the world knows! Read More »

Captiva Cruises

Captiva Cruises has a variety of boat trips on their schedule.. One popular one is called the Historical Cruise to Pine Island. It will give you a close look at the historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound. It will also cover the history of commercial and sport fishing of the area. Lunch will be at the charming 1926 Tarpon Lodge after which... Read More »

Sanibel School and Ding Darling

One of the really nice things about the island is the relationship between the school and the refuge. The two are right next door to each other and the refuge has consistently worked with the school. They put together programs that let the kids participate in activities that develop an understanding and appreciation of our conservation minded lifestyle. Now the... Read More »