One of our Ocean’s Reach owners — Robert M. from Carmel, IN — sent us this photo of “a friend by the pool.”
Woodpeckers are indeed colorful and beautiful birds, and a bit addictive to watch.
Did you know? Between feeding, excavating nest cavities and drumming, woodpeckers can peck up to 20 times per second, or a total of 8,000 – » Read more
Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club recently participated in a quarry dig to assist University of Florida scientists and representatives from the UF Natural History Museum.
The field research, completed at a quarry south of Arcadia that is closed to visitors, yielded a noteworthy collection of shell fossils, including an amazing find of a fossil junonia.
Over three days, » Read more
Photo of Sheena Brook courtesy of SoundCloud.com
Watch our tropical sun setting and enjoy some wonderful acoustic music as the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel welcome Sheena Brook to the first Songs from the Sand virtual concert series on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. (EST).
Inspired from the popular Songs from the Sofa online concerts on Instagram Live, » Read more
Photo by David Shipper
While Florida is host to many year-round resident birds, we also enjoy welcoming our “true” snowbirds!
Southwest Florida is a popular winter destination for migratory Ruby–throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris).
Did you know these fun facts about hummingbirds?
1. They are the smallest migrating bird. They don’t migrate in flocks like other species, » Read more
As the ocean is never full of water,
so is the heart never full of love.
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected]
Today’s Guest Photographer: Sid Ely
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Photo by Amir Abramovich
Wishing you a romantic Valentine’s weekend!
Thought you’d enjoy a photo of heartfelt romance, Sanibel-style.
Did you know that when seahorses find a mate, they wrap their tails around each other so that the tide doesn’t drift them apart?
In addition, seahorse couples greet each other with a unique “dance” every morning where they promenade and pirouette together, » Read more
Photo from The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
What else would we talk about today, but The 10 Most Romantic Views on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel?
Click here to pick your personal favorite. Then be sure to make a reservation at Ocean’s Reach soon, as our beaches offer an endless array of idyllic spots to share with your valentine! » Read more
Our Stars Aligned by Pamela Boynton
Popular from 1830-1890, geometric mosaics known as “Sailors’ Valentines” were brought back home to a special someone when a sailor returned from a voyage at sea.
Made by gluing hundreds of shells onto cotton batting, and framing the work with octagonal cases of wood and glass, the designs incorporated hearts, flowers, and nautical symbols such as anchors or compass roses. » Read more
Another new program to enjoy, courtesy of the pandemic!
Private guided tours are now available at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, offering families an ideal way to ensure that they will not be on a tour with other tourists.
Two tour focus options are available, including the Historian-led Private Guided Tour and the Private Garden Tour with a Horticulturist. Masks are required on all guided tours. » Read more