Airport Expansion Taking Off

Rendering of airport expansion

rendering of airport expansion


After a one-year delay caused by the pandemic, a major construction project at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers is finally about to take off!

The $331 million project will consolidate and streamline security checkpoints in addition to expanding the facility to accommodate more shops and restaurants.

Once started, the project should take about three years to complete.   » Read more

Mina’s Love for Birds

Graphic for The Birds of Southwest Florida


The Birds of Southwest Florida exhibit has opened in the Caretaker’s House at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

The exhibit features multiple panels containing detailed illustrations from John James Audubon, along with quotes from the Edison and Ford families.  Antique spy glasses, books on birds, and shell art are also featured.  The exhibit is included with admission to the site and will run until mid-January,  » Read more

Happy 40th Anniversary!


The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, one of the first two friends group created for the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System, begins celebrating its 40th anniversary year today.

The yearlong celebration begins with the reveal of a new 40th anniversary logo for DDWS shown above.

DDWS helps the refuge plan a full slate of special events each year.  Events coming up soon include the annual “Ding” Darling Day (October 10),  » Read more

A “Ping” from Key West


You may recall reading our posts about SCCF’s efforts to track a loggerhead sea turtle they had named Junonia.

She was first encountered in 2016 and had been observed nesting on Sanibel Island three years in a row in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

On June 16, 2020, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation staff fastened her with a satellite transmitter, intended to track her movements to her foraging grounds.  » Read more

Captiva Spirits


Captiva Spirits has launched the world’s first all-natural Key Lime Honey Vodka, and invites you to share a bit of “sunshine in a bottle” with your friends and family.

Captiva Spirits makes its Key Lime Honey Vodka with 100 percent gluten-free, organic corn mash and locally sourced key limes and raw honey.

Nearly 30 Southwest Florida restaurants, bars, and liquor outlets from Naples to Sarasota now carry the one-of-a-kind vodka created by partners Rob Johnson and Michael Puzia.  » Read more

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