Along the Caloosahatchee


Images of America: Along the Caloosahatchee River, written by Amy Bennett Williams, chronicles the life of the singular waterway that joins the heart of Southwest Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.

Its description on reads:

Flowing 75 westerly miles from Florida’s Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico, the historic Caloosahatchee River has always been critically important to the region it traverses.  » Read more

Enjoying An Outdoor Classroom


How fun it must be to grow up on Sanibel Island!

Throughout the school year, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation works with our local elementary school to arrange environmental educational field trips for students.

For example, fourth-graders from The Sanibel School recently headed to the SCCF Nature Center on Sanibel-Captiva Road to explore the nature trails and practice using their senses on a sensory awareness scavenger hunt.  » Read more

Wildlife Lovers’ Paradise

Photo of Virginia opossum being treated at CROW by Sam Pazzano of the Toronto Sun


A recent article in the “Toronto Sun” showcased our friends at C.R.O.W.  It started:

“If you want to embrace wildlife as the locals do, you’ve come to the ideal spot on this southwestern Florida island.

Locals save wounded wildlife from owls to raccoons,  » Read more

Every Brilliant Thing


1) Ice cream.  2) Roller coasters.  3) Staying up past your bedtime.

As a mother battles chronic depression, her child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living.  As time passes and the list grows, what began as an innocent attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life’s small joys.

Every Brilliant Thing is a touching,  » Read more

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