Explore the wonders of wild Florida with this hand-illustrated coloring book!
Illustrated by Kelly Quinn and featuring “fun facts” for more than fifty of Florida’s most iconic species found across seven habitats, “Color Your Way through Wild Florida” is filled with pages that will stoke your curiosity and ignite your creative spirit.
The book can be ordered here. » Read more
In a recent issue of Vogue magazine, you’ll find an article by Laura Bannister titled “On Florida’s Sanibel Island, Shells Are an Eternal Muse.”
I had never seen a conference of seashells before, but there it was, plain as anything, just before the sun descended on a Wednesday evening last June. Six scalloped, bivalve shells consorted wordlessly beneath a tiny makeshift pergola, » Read more
From left to right: 1st Place “Pretty in Plastic”; 2nd Place “From Sea to Shiny Sleeves”; 3rd Place “Pretty in Pollution”
More than 20 glamorous upcycled fashion designs paraded across the stage recently at The Community House for the second Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Show Using Trash.
A gala luncheon affair celebrating the 40th anniversary of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, » Read more
The Sanibel Sea School will host a female-led, girls-only paddleboarding camp on June 20-24.
Called Wahine Toa Week, it is named after a Polynesian phrase that roughly translates to “fierce ocean woman warrior.” The camp is designed to inspire women empowerment and nudge participants out of their comfort zones. Campers will have the opportunity to not only build friendships but enhance their confidence with a variety of paddle-based and life-skills activities. » Read more
Photos by Adventures in Paradise
Hop aboard the Easter Cruise with Adventures in Paradise and experience Easter egg hunting as you never have before!
On Sunday, April 17, join their crew for a dolphin cruise over to Picnic Island where the Easter Bunny is known to leave over 1,000 eggs. Children 11 and under are welcome to participate in the egg hunt. » Read more
Known as the unofficial end-of-season celebration for the islands, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s 9th annual Beer in the Bushes will return on April 16 from 6 to 10 p.m.
“Get your dancing moves ready. We’ve got three years of celebrating to do,” SCCF Events Manager Jeff Siwicke said. “Food trucks, craft beer, and the sounds of the Big Easy are coming soon.”
Headlining the outdoor festivities will be Big Sam’s Funky Nation. » Read more
“Fishing is not an escape from life,
but often a deeper immersion into it.”
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected].
Today’s Guest Photographer: Nicky Vincent
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“It all started with a handshake.”
Come discover the story of the founder of Firestone Tires and the forgotten “Vagabond” Harvey Firestone. Firestone was a business titan, a close friend of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford – and the organizer of their infamous camping trips.
The Edison and Ford Estates will host a free Digital Discussion on the famous trio on April 12 at 10:30 a.m. » Read more
On April 6, the 10th annual “Ding” Darling Film Series will virtually discuss two relevant short documentaries via Zoom.
The Last Green Thread follows three friends on a journey through Florida’s Everglades Headwaters to survey a fragile wilderness corridor before it disappears forever. Winner of “Best Ecosystem Film – Short Form” and “Best Science in Nature Film – Short Form” at the 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards, » Read more