Save It for a Rainy Day


Something to add to the “Rainy Day” list — Take the family to see some exciting new movies at the IMAG History & Science Center!

First, discover the majesty and magnificence of the largest animal ever to walk the earth, the titanosaur.  Titanosaur 3D is a movie that explores the life, history, and environment of long-necked sauropods from egg to towering titan.    » Read more

Your Personal Book Concierge


“Take a good book to bed with you.  Books do not snore.”  — Thea Dorn

Are you looking for something new to read?  Stuck in a reading rut and need some help out?  The Sanibel Public Library offers a book concierge service for its library cardholders.

To request the service online, fill out the Interests form on the library’s website or click here » Read more

Think Outside the Bin!


Calling all artists, designers and fashionistas for the return of Project Refuge!

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, DDWS is seeking inspired, resourceful and style-savvy individuals to enter wearable fashion created from materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill.

“Think outside the bin” and you may find yourself winning one of four cash prizes valued at up to $500!   » Read more

Ever Seen a Live Junonia?


Shell-tacular news!

Visitors to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum can now get a rare glimpse at not one … not two … but three live Junonia snails on display in the Museum’s new Living Gallery!

The Junonia shell has been prized by collectors for generations.  The Junonia sea snail lives miles offshore, typically in waters between 100 – 425 feet deep, so it’s quite rare for waves to roll them all the way to our beaches without getting damaged.  » Read more

The Python Challenge



When not at his Sanibel office in Lee County’s oldest community bank, Edison National Bank CEO Geoff Roepstorff, a committed environmentalist, can often be found hunting invasive pythons deep in the Everglades.

He recently completed the 2021 Python Challenge, the goal of which is to remove invasive Burmese pythons from Florida’s ecosystem.  Participants register in two categories, novice or professional,  » Read more

Build & Brew


The Mound House, a unique attraction in Fort Myers Beach built upon a 2,000-year-old Calusa Indian shell mound, will be hosting a “Build & Brew!” on Friday, August 20.

The fun evening will include pottery making along with a local craft beer and tasting.  Each Build & Brew ticket will include admission to Mound House, one craft beer and tasting, and an hour-long class to learn how to make Native American pottery out of modeling clay,  » Read more

No Child Left On Shore


Together, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Captiva Cruises have hosted hundreds of children though the years with their “No Child Left On Shore” initiative.

Founded in 2010 by Captiva Cruises former owner Paul McCarthy and SCCF educator Richard Finkel, the educational outreach program provides the younger generation of Southwest Florida with an informative and fun way to gain experiential knowledge of our region’s marine ecology.  » Read more

Three in a Tree


Thanks so much to guest Barry G. from Wichita, KS for sharing this great photo!

Barry writes:

Being from the flat land of Kansas, I had no idea that a big seemly awkward Pelican would like the tops of trees.

A few years ago on our regular trip to Sanibel, these three caught my eye.

The tree was 30 to 40 feet tall and they seemed to enjoy the view.  » Read more

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