I See Your True Colors

Photo from The Fort Myers News-Press

Photo by Theresa Baldwin of Roseate Spoonbills at “Ding” Darling seen with normal color vision versus colorblind vision; colorblind conversion courtesy of EnChroma, Inc.


Among the 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island is the first to expand its accessibility initiatives to include a spotting scope for colorblind visitors.  » Read more

Breakfast on the Bay


As it’s been everywhere, the past 1 1/2 years have been quite the rollercoaster for our friends at Tarpon Bay Explorers.

To cope with the consequences of the pandemic, the staff had to put their popular Breakfast Cruises on hold.  In addition, the attraction’s famiy-friendly Touch Tanks were transformed into hands-off aquarium presentations, where visitors were no longer able to personally handle the tanks’  » Read more

You’re Bacon Me Crazy!


You know what they say.  If life gives you lemons, throw them away and get some bacon!

For all you bacon afficianados out there, you’re invited to join this year’s Baconfest trolley event — a bacon themed pub crawl — and enjoy drink samples and appetizer samples at various South Cape Coral hotspots!

As this will be a voting event, locations will be competing for BEST DRINK and BEST APPETIZER,  » Read more

Fun AND Healthy!


Have you tried the Blue Majik Bowl at Savoury Spoons yet?

With their “mermaid upgrade,” you can enjoy yummy white chocolates that are house made and vegan friendly!

They’re quickly becoming one of our favorite breakfast and brunch spots on the island.  Savoury Spoons is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and located in the Bailey’s Shopping Plaza.  Be sure to give them a try!  » Read more

Up on The Roof


After 18 years of planning and two years of construction delays, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center finally debuted their phenomenal new rooftop sculpture garden earlier this summer.

Visitors can enjoy a bird’s eye view of downtown Fort Myer’s River District and take a walk through 13 high-caliber sculptures currently on display.

The rooftop garden, along with Sidney’s Rooftop Bar, will be open during during Art Walk,  » Read more

Myerslee the Manatee


From a recent edition of the Fort Myers News-Press; article by Michael Braun:

With the flick of his paddle-like tail, Myerslee, a 520-pound manatee, scooted off the rescue hoist and into the water around Horton Park in Cape Coral.

Adam Brown, an Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission public information officer, offered his support, the muscular kind, as a crew from Zoo Tampa At Lowry Park lifted Myerslee from the box truck he was hauled in from Tampa.  » Read more

The Simpler Species



As Isaac Newton is quoted as saying, “Nature is pleased with simplicity.  And nature is no dummy.”

We love these photos sent to us by longtime guest Joan B.-F. from Glenwood, MD.

She writes:

“With all of the magnificent, unusual wildlife on Sanibel, the simpler species are pretty amazing, too!!

Can’t wait to be back amidst it all.”  » Read more

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