Author: September 16th, 2014| Date:
Sea turtles are among the world’s most ancient creatures and one of Sanibel Island’s most treasured. The island’s subtropical climate makes it an ideal environment for nesting mother sea turtles. In fact, Sanibel Island has more sea turtle nests than anywhere else in Lee County. The marine turtles are so important to the island that Sanibel has ordinances to protect turtles, nests and hatchlings from being disturbed. More [...]
Author: August 14th, 2014| Date:
1. Tarpon Fishing Originated HERE The first tarpon reported to be caught was reeled in by William H. Wood in 1885, on the waters of Sanibel Island. This fish’s strength, stamina and fighting ability is why it’s known to be one of Florida’s premier game fish. Tarpon fishing is BEST between the months of May-June, as tarpon prefer water temperatures [...]
Author: July 23rd, 2014| Date:
Here in Florida, we have very unique wildlife. We have both freshwater and saltwater environments, allowing for many different species to thrive. On Sanibel Island, we are lucky enough to have a state protected wildlife sanctuary called J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge takes up over half of the island and is home to many different species. Some [...]
Author: July 8th, 2014| Date:
Sanibel Island is known for its beautiful migratory bird population. In fact, there are over 250 birds recognized for being in Sanibel at all different times of the year. Some species are fairly common, while others are very rare. Every bird is special in its own way, but we are excited to tell you about our favorite birds that you can [...]
Author: May 18th, 2014| Date:
Today is International Museum Day! My family spent the whole weekend visiting Sanibel Island museums.
Author: April 17th, 2014| Date:
Being an avid bicyclist on an island filled with trails, I was happy to discover that next month is the official National Bike Month.
Author: April 11th, 2014| Date:
Earth Day is a mere two weeks away and already we are trying to find new ways to be more green and eco-friendly.
Author: March 14th, 2014| Date:
Spring Break is always something that brings back memories of school. With it upon us, I decided to share my top picks for family vacations on Sanibel.
Author: March 6th, 2014| Date:
One of the longest standing traditions of Sanibel Island is the annual Shell Festival, put on by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club.
Author: February 27th, 2014| Date:
As a wrap up for the month, I thought I’d share with you my top 5 favorite things about the island I call home: Sanibel Island.