Horses of the Sea

Photo by Amir Abramovich

 

Aah, true romance.  When seahorses find a mate, they wrap their tails around each other so that the tide doesn’t drift them apart.

Other fun facts about the seahorse:

  • Every morning, seahorse couples greet each other with a unique “dance” where they’ll promenade and pirouette together, sometimes changing colors. They engage in these daily intricate,
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Turtle Time

 

An article on “The Effects of Light Pollution on Sea Turtle Nesting” provided by our friends at C.R.O.W. (the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) …

 

Approximately 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the United States happens on Florida’s beaches, according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

The most common nests in Southwest Florida are that of the Loggerhead.   » Read more

Bubblicious

 

When we think of iconic restaurants in Southwest Florida, the ever-popular Bubble Room easily comes to mind.

This eccentric eatery is a must-try for fans of the over-the-top, kitschy fun of roadside attractions of yesteryear.  Every inch of this three-story restaurant is covered with items to capture your imagination, from incredible antiques, silver screen memorabilia, Christmas decor (year-round), and moving toy trains.  Last year, the Bubble Scouts added the dessert extravaganza shop Boops,  » Read more

SW Florida’s Newest Venue

 

The much anticipated Caloosa Sound Amphitheater in downtown Fort Myers has opened!

The new venue extends across the eastern side of Centennial Park, near the popular “Uncommon Friends” statue, nestled between the new Luminary Hotel and the Caloosahatchee River.  The $3.54 million project will be used for a number of entertainment events.  The venue capacity is 2,500-3,000 people, surpassing other mid-sized Southwest Florida facilities.  » Read more

World Migratory Bird Day

 

 

On Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Ding” Darling will honor World Migratory Bird Day with a conservation fair on the grounds in front of the Visitor & Education Center.

Migratory birds are now flooding across the continent, as they return to their nesting grounds in the spring.  However, the number of birds coming back each year is decreasing as birds face mounting challenges across their journeys.   » Read more

An Enduring Friendship

 

From the Ford News Europe Blog:

While their world-changing achievements are well documented, the intense and genuine friendship between Henry Ford and Thomas Edison is less well known. 

Edison was Ford’s boyhood hero, and it was a brief encounter at the 1896 Association of Edison Illuminating Companies convention in New York that would ignite the friendship that would last for the rest of their lives.   » Read more

Share the Shore

 

We wanted to again share this short, educational video that highlights the threats Sanibel shorebirds face every day.

Produced by the City of Sanibel, in partnership with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, and Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, the video also showcases simple ways visitors to the island can be good neighbors to shorebirds and other coastal wildlife.

Some helpful tips:

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