So Many Blessings!

Longtime guest Fay F. from Jupiter, FL dressing up for the holiday!

 

We are so very, very grateful for the many wonderful Ocean’s Reach guests who have become cherished friends over the years.

Although Thanksgiving may look a little different this year for many of us, we want to pass along our warmest wishes to all for a holiday filled with health,  » Read more

Marking a Milestone

 

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife recently admitted an adult barn owl as its 5,000th patient of the year, marking yet another milestone for admissions at the island’s cherished wildlife hospital.

So far in 2020, CROW is seeing an approximate 8 percent increase in patient totals over last year’s admissions, which ended at a record number of 5,336 patients.

Overall, patient admissions have increased by more than 50 percent since 2014.  » Read more

The Alliance ArtsPark

 

For those who enjoy visiting the nearby Alliance of the Arts, you’ll be thrilled to learn that they are reimagining more than 2 acres of their campus and calling it the “Alliance ArtsPark.”

Their website reads:

So much more than a place to play, we see a community hub for discovery and creativity, connections and reunion, education and adventure; a place where people,  » Read more

“Ding” Darling Day 2020

 

In concert with the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and in keeping with CDC protocols, the refuge staff has scaled back activities for this year’s “Ding” Darling Day — scheduled for December 1st — to present a relaxed engaging day outdoors interacting with nature.

Wildlife Drive will be open for free from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  » Read more

Turtle Tally

 

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that the 2020 sea turtle nesting season on Sanibel and Captiva ended on Oct. 31 with some truly remarkable results:

  • 937 nests
  • 78,137 eggs laid
  • 33,784 hatchlings emerged
  • 364 turtle encounters
  • 188 unique individuals
  • 139 turtles newly tagged

As for what is next for the coastal wildlife team,  » Read more

Spectacular Sanibel Video: #5

Several weeks ago, our series of “Spectacular Sanibel Videos” was interrupted when we ran into unexpected technical difficulties.  While the posts seemed to “poof” into cyberspace, our IT techs were able to recently find them for us again.  Enjoy!

 

Photo from The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

 

“I am the sea.

I am the rhythm of the coast.  » Read more

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