Fishing Tips From Capt. Matt Mitchell

Mary Laser with a tarpon caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell photo provided by our friends at the Island Sun!

Summer water temperatures have been hovering right around 88 degrees for a few weeks now. During the blazing afternoon heat, the water temperature in the shallows on the outgoing tide can get well over 90 degrees. Fish, like people, get much less active during the hottest part of the day and seek cooler water by either going to deeper water or in the shade of mangroves and docks.  » Read more

Paint the Beach Registration

Paint the Beach Plein Air Festival invites artists from across the country to come and experience all Fort Myers Beach has to offer and create paintings of and on our beautiful sub-tropical islands! During the event, the public is invited to observe this challenging form of open air painting as artists compete in multiple competitions all week long throughout Fort Myers Beach. The artists capture the beauty, texture and light of the local landscape.  » Read more

Walk on the Wild Side August 22


Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process.  » Read more

Viewing Of Solar Eclipse At Observatory

The James & Barbara Moore Observatory at Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus photo provided.

Skygazers can take in a solar eclipse viewing experience at the James & Barbara Moore Observatory on Monday, August 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m . The viewing is free and open to the public. The solar eclipse will take place from 1:18 to 4:14 p.m., peaking at 83.3 percent coverage at 2:50 p.m.  » Read more

Guess Hoo?

CROW’s newest animal ambassador, Mina, is a great horned owl who is missing one of her wings. Article courtesy of Jeff Lysiak, “Island Sun.”

They may hunt their prey at night without making a sound, but one of the most beloved bird species is actually amongst the smartest – and fiercest – raptors found in nature. Is it any wonder that there’s the expression,  » Read more

Sushi Anyone?

Bailey’s General Store now offers fresh daily sushi for sale at their Seafood Market counter.

Shima Japanese Steakhouse, located at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa right around the corner from Ocean’s Reach, has partnered with Bailey’s to provide sushi options for store shoppers. Each day, the sushi is rolled by the chefs at Shima Grab N Go and transported to Bailey’s where it is available for purchase.  » Read more

Art in Flight

“Galli Halo” by Katy Danca

Millions of travelers can see works by area artists each year as they arrive and depart Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. 

The current Art In Flight: By the Sea exhibit features the work of ten Florida photographers. Participating artists reside in Boca Raton, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island and Tamarac. The exhibit was hung this July and will remain on view until July 2018 in the upper level hallways leading to the B and D concourses at the Southwest Florida International Airport.   » Read more

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