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2017 Southwest Florida Birding Seminar

2017 Southwest Florida Birding Seminar

Join local and national birding experts for the 2017 Southwest Florida Birding Seminar, a two-day event exploring the science and value of birds in Southwest Florida and beyond.

Day 1 – Friday, February 10 (Field trips)

  • Field Trip 1:  Photographing birds instructional workshop at Harns Marsh, 8-10 am
  • Field Trip 2:  CREW Bird Rookery Swamp tour,
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It’s Time for ArtFest!

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On the first weekend in February each year, ArtFest enlivens the Downtown Fort Myers River District with exceptional art, entertainment and family activities.

ArtFest is considered one of the premier art festivals in the state and showcases works from more than 200 outstanding professional artists from across the country, as well as a high school art competition,  » Read more

A Mollusk Matinee

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Photo courtesy of the Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum.

Take in a matinee of a slightly different sort on your next visit to Sanibel Island!

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, a perfect location to learn more about the fascinating world of mollusks and related subjects, will feature a season full of “Mollusk Matinées” this year.

Museum staff will be presenting these fun,  » Read more

Everyone Has A Story To Tell

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What a unique idea! Thanks to our friends at “Florida Weekly” for the article, written by Nancy Stetson, and photos.

Think of it as a kitchen table that’s traveled all over the country, or a moveable campfire.

The Airstream trailer tucked in the corner of the downtown Fort Myers Regional Library parking lot has been the site of thousands of conversations — touching,  » Read more

“Tree City USA”

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With a nickname like “City of Palms,” it’s no surprise that neighboring Fort Myers is a perennial recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation’s “Tree City USA” distinction. For the 25th consecutive year, the foundation has honored Fort Myers for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Fort Myers achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: A tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance,  » Read more

Cooking with the Island Stars

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Everyone will have the opportunity to witness the first preview of the Sanibel Community House in action as local family chefs share their signature recipe, family history during the second annual Cooking with the Island Stars.

“It’s a good way to show off the new features and raise money for the Culinary Education Center of Sanibel to stock the pantry and buy things for the kitchen,”  » Read more

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