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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Andy shared this photo that he captured of a Green Anole, the only anole species native to Florida.

Green anoles are medium-sized lizards with long tails. Sometimes called chameleons because of their color-changing abillity, they can be anywhere from emerald green to brown or gray. When stressed, they turn dark brown.

They’re getting harder and harder to find with competition from the hardy and non-native brown anoles,  » Read more

The King of Beers

The ever-popular Budweiser Clydesdales returned to the Fort Myers area last week, kicking off their visit with a return to the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade.

The massive horses — the living symbol for Anheuser-Busch beer company since 1933 — made various other stops around Southwest Florida, including an eight-horse “full hitch” walk through the Historic Downtown River District, where you-know-who couldn’t resist a selfie!  » Read more

The Hot Sardines

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission “to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.”

Several of our Ocean’s Reach family were treated to their performance at BIG ARTS recently, including Lynne K., pictured above with AC Lincoln, the group’s tap dancer.  » Read more

81st Annual Sanibel Shell Festival

The 81st Sanibel Shell Festival is only days away, meaning that the Sanibel Community House will once again take center stage as host of the unique event that draws visitors from around the globe year after year.

The festival features juried scientific and artistic exhibits, along with shell displays, demonstrations, crafts, prizes, food and entertainent, and a raffle with more than $8,000 in prizes.

The Annual Shell Festival is a cooperative endeavor between The House’s Shell Crafters Club,  » Read more

New Hobie Fishing Kayaks

Tarpon Bay Explorers now offers an upgraded alternative for anglers to rent and fish within the JN “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Hobie fishing kayak rentals are available for visitors and residents to provide anglers a stealthy, efficient and hands-free fishing experience.

The Explorers team replaced its motorized canoe fleet with Hobie fishing kayaks to provide increased reliability and flexibility.  » Read more

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