Celebrate World Oceans Day!

This Friday, June 8th, celebrate World Oceans Day at Ding Darling, where complimentary activities include a guided beach walk, upcycled crafts, and an assortment of fun and educational films.   » Read more

Highlights of the special event will include earth-friendly, upcycled crafts to take home and a ranger-led beach walk and clean-up at the refuge’s Perry Tract, accessible from Gulfside City Park. All clean-up participants receive a 10 percent discount coupon for the Refuge Nature Store.

All Summer Long!


If you can’t make the Guinness World Record attempt that we highlighted yesterday, don’t fret, you can still celebrate seashells all summer long!

Make your reservation for a stay at Ocean’s Reach  » Read more this summer and collect as many seashells as you’d like!  When you’d like to learn more about the fascinating creatures that inhabit these shells, just plan to spend time with experts from some of our local nature attractions.

Fabulous Feathers

You’d be surprised about what you can find near Ocean’s Reach!

For instance, if you’ve ever found yourself saying “Gosh, I could really use some pink and yellow ostrich feathers!” then, believe it or not, you need look no further than just across the causeway.

The SA Feather Company in Fort Myers has been making exotic feathers for over a century. 

Established in 1906 and spanning four generations,  » Read more

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