It was just another ordinary day. You know the type, when a bobcat happens to get its head trapped inside a birdhouse in your front yard.
A Fort Myers homeowner found a male juvenile bobcat in their front yard with one of their wood nesting bird boxes on its head. The homeowner contacted CROW and soon after, a team of veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators arrived to help. » Read more
Clyde and Niki Butcher
The 17th annual “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series is evolving with the times. To incorporate social distancing protocols, the lecture series will move to a larger venue this year — the Sanibel Community House — and host a total of five lectures by acclaimed nature lovers.
Running January 29 to March 19, the series will feature photographers Clyde and Niki Butcher, » Read more
The long-esteemed Sanibel Shell Festival is going virtual this year!
Mark your calendar for March 5th and 6th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm EST, when the free 2021 Virtual Sanibel Shell Show will be held on the Sanibel Shell Club’s very own YouTube Channel.
The virtual festival will feature more than 35 original video vignettes for shell enthusiasts to enjoy. » Read more
Come enjoy the classic hits of ‘Ol Blue Eyes himself with “Strictly Sinatra,” the latest edition of the “Rhythm on the River” outdoor concert series scheduled for Friday, January 29 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Michael Dutra & The Strictly Sinatra 9 Piece Band will revisit classic hits from the crooning legend on the beautiful riverfront grounds of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
The tribute band has been performing all across the country since 2002. » Read more
Sometimes our guests are way ahead of us!
In response to our recent blog talking about all of the strawberry goodness that awaits you a few hours down the road in Plant City, longtime guests Bill and Marcia C. from Elgin, IL sent in this photo of Bill enjoying their berrylicious treats last year at Parkesdale Farm Market, the largest strawberry and citrus market in the state. » Read more
Pelicans at JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge; photo by Jeff Greenburg.
ADVICE FROM A PELICAN:
Wade into life
Look beneath the surface
Soar over rough waters
Go fish! » Read more
A “Must See” alert!
Following its stellar success in Europe, Asia and Australia, the multi-sensory Van Gogh Alive exhibition is now available to experience at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg through April 11, 2021.
The exhibition features more than 3,000 Van Gogh images at enormous scale, viewed through high-definition projectors and synchronized to a powerful classical score. » Read more
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) announced that Dr. Kathryn Sullivan will talk about her career as “the most vertical person on Earth” at the 3rd Annual Paul McCarthy Memorial Lecture Series via Zoom. The 45-minute lecture will be offered live on Thursday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m.
“We are honored to have Dr. Sullivan share her fascinating story of being the first person to both orbit the planet and reach its deepest point,” SCCF Chief Executive Officer Ryan Orgera said. » Read more
Sanibel’s newest restaurant is hopping!
No pun intended, but 400 Rabbits — which calls itself a “Mexican Kitchen and Tequilaria” — has finally opened after much anticipation.
It’s owned by Debra and Jeramie Campana, who also own the Paper Fig Kitchen at Tahitian Gardens. Alongside award-winning Chef Don Yamauchi, they’re bringing freshness and comida deliciosa to the island, » Read more
The ninth annual “Ding” Darling Film Series will kick off on Wednesday, January 20, with “The Smog of the Sea,” a 30-minute documentary chronicling a week-long journey to the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea in search of the legendary plastic “garbage patches.”
This year’s series is adapting to distancing and pandemic safety protocols with virtual airings and follow-up discussions via Zoom.
The film is available for viewing anytime day of, » Read more