Week of January 5, 2016 Wildlife Sightings
BIG thanks to Paul McKenney for his Refuge photos below. If you have taken any great photos at the Refuge, send them to Society intern Carrie Alexander at for a chance to be featured in upcoming newsletters. » Read more
The Ciskowski sisters are back swinging at Sanibel’s The Dunes Golf & Tennis
Club. They, their parents and younger sister are part of the Ocean’s Reach
owner family and just celebrated their Christmas vacation with us. Big sis
Heather, a member of the University of Minnesota golf team and Nicole, a
high school freshman and top ranked junior golfer, enjoyed walking and
playing nine holes on the Audubon Society sanctioned golf course. » Read more
Twins get a lot of double takes at Ocean’s Reach and these sisters enjoy sharing the attention! Living thousands of miles away from each other, they look forward to their “together” time on Sanibel and dressing up in matching outfits. Brother and condo owner, Paul, couldn’t be prouder! » Read more
Remember when we showed you a picture of our new corn hole game? Well it didn’t take long for the teams to form and the corn bags to be thrown! Ocean’s Reach guests are natural corn tossers!
Want to play? Read the rules and regulations, courtesy of the American Cornhole Association, an organization dedicated to the promotion of the game of Cornhole or Corn Toss, » Read more
Our two friends, Fay and Penny, are giddy with excitement as they shop
for Christmas gifts at Sanibel’s 32nd Luminary Holiday Stroll. The popular
event celebrates the advent of the holiday season with candlelit luminaries
guiding strollers along the pathways on Periwinkle Way.
There’s much to enjoy during the evening including complimentary food and
drink, special activities, music and art, but the best part for these two is
sharing the special occasion with their best friend. » Read more
Wondering what to do with the dozens of murex shells you’ve collected through the years?
Perhaps you’ll find inspiration from this heartwarming story recently published by our friends at the Island Reporter:
A Soldier’s Child Foundation stands by the patriots who have fallen by honoring those they left behind
By BRIAN WIERIMA
“What does it matter? » Read more
Anoles are a type of lizard found throughout Florida and most likely you are already smitten with the tiny, evasive Cuban brown anoles on Sanibel. They are a source of wonderment and recreation for youngsters trying to catch them as easy care reptile pets.
Today we discovered by surprise, a lime green colored lizard. The green anole is the only anole species native to the U.S. » Read more
Like us humans, these snowbirds look forward to the warmth and easy living
of a winter spent on Sanibel Island. “Ding” Darling NationalWildlife Refuge on Sanibel is a haven for snowbirds of many species including
the American white pelicans. Bird watchers flock to the back waters of the
refuge to view the return and abundance of the migrating birds. The white
pelicans fly from as far away as Idaho, » Read more
Under the shade of a brightly colored beach umbrella or our breezy palm grove, a masterpiece can be completed! So bring along those start up materials or partially finished projects. Your home away from home on the beach is a perfectly private setting to express your creativity. We often see sewing machines, blank canvases and dining room tables converted to workshops!
Our good friend and guest, Judy, enjoys her space of tranquility and solitude while knitting wearable art. » Read more
As we start the new year, we wanted to share this wonderfully inspirational story from the “Island Reporter” featuring one of the most remarkable young women we know:
A 27-year-old who had to fight for her life at the young age of one has done many things in her life, things that many have only dreamt about completing because Andrea Miller believes “God is good all of the time.” » Read more