Photo by Patty MacInnis
This otterly-endearing River Otter was recently seen on Indigo Trail.
Fun facts: River otters communicate with whistles, yelps, growls, and screams, as well as touch and body posture. They also scent mark using glands near the base of their tails that produce a strong, musky odor. Adults generally give birth to between one – three pups, » Read more
This one’s for art and garden lovers!
Next Sunday, March 6 from noon to 4 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the Art in Bloom art show.
This unique one-day art show features floral designs paired with works of art from the estate’s Sustainable Conceptions exhibit.
Prior to the show, 15 local Garden Council members are each paired with a piece of artwork and create a floral display based on their interpretation of the art — using the same colors and design feel. » Read more
Featuring more than 20 acclaimed and bestselling authors, the 23rd Annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival will be held this year on March 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers.
This popular — and free — outdoor event gives fans the opportunity to meet a diverse lineup of bestselling authors, participate in contests, enjoy numerous activities and discover the latest in books and technology. » Read more
“No one is an environmentalist by birth.
It is only your path, your life, your travels that awaken you.”
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected].
Today’s Guest Photographer: Karen Tuller » Read more
Some say Captiva Island was defined by fishing. Come see for yourself with “Tight Lines & Big Fish Stories: History of Angling on Captiva,” a documentary by award-winning producer and CIHS documentarian Ken Sneeden.
Ken has reeled in an entertaining catch of stories with rare film footage and photography, famous visitors and residents, fishing gear then and now, and of course, big fish tales.
This one’s a keeper! » Read more
Longtime guests Danne and Stephanie W. from Leawood KS sent us these delightful photos from a visit to Tarpon Bay earlier this year.
They wrote: “We have enjoyed coming to Ocean’s Reach for 16 years now, and look forward to many more return visits.”
We do, as well, Danne and Stephanie, and — as always — appreciate the great photos you share with us. » Read more
Hmmm … Looks like a foot of sun this morning in Sanibel!
Not sure if I’ll be able to make it into work today! » Read more
The 85th Annual Sanibel Shell Show is fast approaching! And unlike last year’s “virtual” festival, the 2022 festival will be back in person, with news that a group of authors — many local to Sanibel — will also be there to add to the overall shellacious experience!
The Authors’ Table will feature illustrated books about shells and shell-crafting, Florida beaches and marine life, and a selection of books for children, » Read more
First Place: “Grass Roots” by Donna Chase – mixed media, collage
An annual favorite — the “Creative Ventures” exhibit — is now back at BIG ARTS.
The open-theme juried show has artists of all mediums searching their creative side to explore new ideas and styles, resulting in fresh, one-of-a-kind works.
The exhibit features local and national artists working in painting, photography, » Read more
Who needs a fancy camera?
Not newfound guests Ann and Bob W. from Kansas City, KS, who stayed with us earlier this year and managed to capture these amazing photos from outside 4D1 and on the beach with just their cell phones.
All we can say is “Wow … Wow … Wow!”
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