We love stories with happy endings!
An adult bald eagle was recently released by CROW after a six-month stint in rehab recovering for injuries likely sustained in a fight with another eagle.
The eagle was rescued on March 10 after being found unable to fly. Upon being admitted to CROW (the Clinic for Rehabilitation for Wildlife), veterinarians found the eagle’s feathers in shambles along with several small scabs and a wound on its leg that required several days of bandaging to help it heal. » Read more
Longtime guest Fay F. from Jupiter, FL dressing up for the holiday!
We are so very, very grateful for the many wonderful Ocean’s Reach guests who have become cherished friends over the years.
Although Thanksgiving may look a little different this year for many of us, we want to pass along our warmest wishes to all for a holiday filled with health, » Read more
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife recently admitted an adult barn owl as its 5,000th patient of the year, marking yet another milestone for admissions at the island’s cherished wildlife hospital.
So far in 2020, CROW is seeing an approximate 8 percent increase in patient totals over last year’s admissions, which ended at a record number of 5,336 patients.
Overall, patient admissions have increased by more than 50 percent since 2014. » Read more
“To watch a sunset is
to connect with the Divine.”
– Gina De Gorna
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected]
Today’s Guest Photographer: Cynthia Nicholas
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Looks like an extra suitcase may be in order for all of these beauties!
Matthew B. and his family from Murfreesboro, TN had quite the haul from their visit earlier this year.
While this was their sixth visit to Ocean’s Reach, overwhelming consensus was that it was their “Best Shelling Ever”!
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For those who enjoy visiting the nearby Alliance of the Arts, you’ll be thrilled to learn that they are reimagining more than 2 acres of their campus and calling it the “Alliance ArtsPark.”
Their website reads:
So much more than a place to play, we see a community hub for discovery and creativity, connections and reunion, education and adventure; a place where people, » Read more
No need to use your imagination when it’s so easy to make it a reality!
Check out our website to view our Seasonal Specials and don’t forget that we’ve been called a very “Safe Escape” for winter getaways, too! » Read more
In concert with the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and in keeping with CDC protocols, the refuge staff has scaled back activities for this year’s “Ding” Darling Day — scheduled for December 1st — to present a relaxed engaging day outdoors interacting with nature.
Wildlife Drive will be open for free from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. » Read more
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that the 2020 sea turtle nesting season on Sanibel and Captiva ended on Oct. 31 with some truly remarkable results:
- 937 nests
- 78,137 eggs laid
- 33,784 hatchlings emerged
- 364 turtle encounters
- 188 unique individuals
- 139 turtles newly tagged
As for what is next for the coastal wildlife team, » Read more