Category Archives: Nature

bird flying over the water

Everything You Need to Know About J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

If you’re searching for things to do in Sanibel Island, be sure to put the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on your itinerary. This refuge is a family-friendly spot that holds enough for an entire day (or more!) of activities. You can spend hours enjoying the incredible weather in Sanibel and exploring all the best nature of the Sunshine... Read More »


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Nature Lovers Favorite Hikes in Sanibel Island

When you’re spending time on Sanibel Island, there are plenty of ways to get into nature. You can stroll down the shore and spot some birds, bike through town, or kayak in the waters to observe the stunning marine life. To get up close and personal with nature while getting your exercise in, consider a hike! There are Sanibel Island... Read More »


kids

Sanibel Sea School Day Program

Traveling with young children is never easy. While it can be tons of fun spending a few days with your little ones playing on the beach and soaking up the hot Florida sunshine, after a little while, you may start yearning for some peace and quiet. Luckily, there are a few excellent children’s programs on Sanibel Island. Your child will... Read More »


Indoor spider plant on table

Florida’s Top Fall Plants to Spruce Up Your Home

Do you love getting out and exploring nature? There are few better places to explore Florida’s vast biodiversity than Sanibel Island and the surrounding area. J.N. “Ding” National Wildlife Refuge is a must-see, protecting more than 2,619 acres of land and hundreds of species of wildlife in one of the country’s largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems. But when staying in Sanibel,... Read More »


seashell display

How to Create a Seashell Collection Display

Collecting take-home seashell souvenirs represents the essence of your beach vacation experience. Seashell collectors roam the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, on the lookout for that perfect and intact specimen. Sanibel and Captiva seashell collecting is a popular activity for numerous reasons- anyone can do it and you never know what you’ll find! While seashell collecting is fun, seashell organizing... Read More »


Milkweed a popular flower in Florida

Top 10 Flowers to Identify in Florida

If you’re thinking about moving to a new area, it might be fun to identify the local flora and fauna, which is what this article is all about. It also might be fun to vacation in the area to try it on for size – and see the wildlife and plant life up close and personal. Sanibel and Captiva Islands... Read More »


snorkel pumpkins

HALLOWEEN SANIBEL STYLE!!

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Nature – Flowers

You will wonder at the island’s lush green tropical foliage and the assortment of different nature habitats. Roberta Schuldenfrei has been capturing the area’s tranquil beauty for over a decade. Read More »


Beaches & Shells

Great beach pictures from Lighthouse Beach, Blind Pass, Causeway bridge, Bowman’s Beach & the beach in front of ‘Tween Waters for the “long stretch of beach that never seems to end”. Read More »


Nature – Birds

Early bird catches the worm? Early morning time is great for wildlife photography. The lighting is great, there is less chance of rain clouds, and there are many species of birds and other animals that hide out in the late afternoon heat. Read More »