Songs from the Sofa

 

Stay in tune with Southwest Florida by listening to “Songs from the Sofa” virtual concerts!

Tonight’s concert will put the spotlight on live music, interviews and stories behind the songs from Sam James, a BMI singer-songwriter and star from the hit show, “The Voice.”  James recently performed his original song, “Shinedown” on NBC’s songwriting show, “Songland” and has written hit songs for such artists as Bebe Rehxa and Dolly Parton.  » Read more

A Real “Pen Shell” Pen!

 

Now this is way, waaaay impressive!  Thanks so much for sharing, Jason!

 

We really enjoyed the recent article from Ocean’s Reach titled “A Sanibel Souvenir” about Brad S.’s beautiful pen display.

Like many of Ocean’s Reach guests and owners, it is exciting to find new and creative ways to display the beauty that can be found on the shores of Sanibel.  » Read more

Share the Shore

 

We wanted to share this short, educational video that highlights the threats Sanibel shorebirds face every day.

Produced by the City of Sanibel, in partnership with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, and Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, the video also showcases simple ways visitors to the island can be good neighbors to shorebirds and other coastal wildlife.

Some helpful tips:

Welcome Juniper!

Photos from Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

 

Did you catch this Instagram post from SCCF a few days ago?

“We have some incredibly exciting news to share with you all,” the post said.  “For the first time in SCCF history, a nesting leatherback was encountered during our nighttime surveys!!  A new turtle to our beaches, we named her ‘Juniper.’   » Read more

Grabbing Some Memories!

 

Many thanks to longtime guest Sheila H. from Mountville, PA for sending us this photo!

She shared that it’s one of her favorite memories from a few years ago “searching for treasures with my cane and grabber!”

We missed you this spring, Sheila, and can’t wait to be able to welcome you back again soon to grab to your heart’s content!

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Zoom Us!

 

Thanks to our friends at The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, you can now impress your coworkers and friends by transporting yourself to your favorite destination for your next virtual meeting!

They’ve made six beautiful photos available for free Zoom Backgrounds.  Just click here!

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Sanibel in Isolation

 

One of our favorite photographers is at it once more, delighting us again just when we can all use a little diversion!

Sanibel business owner and professional photographer Nick Adams has been shooting and posting breathtaking videos on his Facebook page which capture this unprecedented time of isolation on Sanibel and Captiva Islands in a special 14-part series.  His dramatic drone footage reveals stretches of pristine,  » Read more

A Virtual Celebration

 

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge honors Endangered Species Day on May 15 with a week’s worth of virtual activities starting today.

In keeping with the weekly #DingatHome series of learning exercises for those staying safer at home, Endangered Species Week introduces a daily themed activity based on one of Florida’s endangered species. Each day’s activity posts on their Facebook page at 10 a.m.  » Read more

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