• OCEAN'S REACH IS CLOSED FOR THE INDEFINITE FUTURE DUE TO HURRICANE IAN.

Talkin’ Turtles

Photo provided by SCCF

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host “The World Turtle Crisis and Non-Marine Turtle Research at SCCF” on April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Bailey Homestead Preserve on Sanibel.

Turtles are now the second most endangered group of vertebrates – next to primates – in the world, with turtles having the highest average threat level. Of the about 360 species of turtles in the world,  » Read more

Southern Comfort

Photo by C.R.O.W.

Did you know that C.R.O.W. typically sees its patient population double, even triple, over the summer?

Summer — or “baby season” as its known to our friends at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife — is the busiest time of year for them, when the wildlife clinic typically cares for well over 200 patients at a time. Not only does the hospital need medical supplies and food to take care of the additional animals,  » Read more

Doing It Right

Bob and Judy at this year’s Kiwani’s Spaghetti Dinner

Owners Bob and Judy G. from Commerce Township, MI have definitely figured out how to do things right!

They come down each year in mid-October and stay at Ocean’s Reach until April.

We’re missing them already, but this year, they’ve added in a Caribbean cruise before they make their way back up north,  » Read more

BBQ, Bands and Brew!

Southwest Florida’s pit masters are about to compete for the title of “Best BBQ in Town”!

Head down to the 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew Festival on April 7 in Fort Myers and judge for yourself.  Famous Dave’s, Jonesez BBQ, Dave’s Bangin’ BBQ, Addiction BBQ and BurgerQue will serve up their best, joined by Artisan Gelato by Norman Love and Scirrotto’s Cinnamon City.

Chasing Dallas,  » Read more

Oscar the Octopus

If you went to the Sanibel Shell Festival last month, chances are you might have run into Oscar the Octopus.

Oscar the Octupus is the two-foot tall, 82-pound creation of Diane Segger, of Segger Studios in nearby Punta Gorda.

Oscar was created from more than 10,000 shells gathered personally by Diane.  Most of the shells were found on Manasota Key and Gasparilla Island in the winter of 2015,  » Read more

Island Egg Hunt

Photos by Adventures in Paradise

Hop aboard the Easter Cruise with Adventures in Paradise and experience Easter egg hunting as you never have before!

On Sunday, April 21, join their crew for a dolphin cruise over to Picnic Island where the Easter Bunny has left over 1,000 eggs.  Children 11 and under are welcome to participate in the egg hunt.  Easter pails are provided,  » Read more

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