Today is National Margarita Day!
Since it is reportedly the most commonly ordered drink in the U.S., accounting for 18% of all mixed drink sales (runner up is the martini), we thought that we would throw a shout-out to the frozen concoction that helps many hang on.
No-one knows who invented the margarita, but as with most things, it’s likely that it involved a beautiful woman. » Read more
One of the reasons we look forward to this time of year is having longtime guest Bob P. from Plymouth, MN back to delight beachgoers with his kite flying finesse.
It’s wonderful to see all of the vibrant colors sailing against the backdrop of a crystal blue sky. As always, Bob, thanks so much for the treat! » Read more
The Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner is coming!!
Fun Fact: An old propane tank from the “Algiers” steamboat was salvaged and now fuels the outdoor kitchen for the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner!
The Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner is coming!! The annual fundraising event will be held this year on Saturday, February 24 at the Sanibel Community House.
For $10 per person (kids under 10 are free), » Read more
Have you ever wondered how SCCF’s researchers study seagrasses, diamondhead terrapins and sea turtles? How do you track eastern indigo snake populations across different islands in Pine Island Sound? How do you measure water quality and use the raw data to tell a story? What can tracking the movements of green sea turtles tell us about them? How do you restore an oyster reef, and why do it?
Meet the scientists and staffers at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation who are always happy to answer your questions and talk more about how guidance from SCCF helps in the continued success of managing our island wildlife and environment. » Read more
We ran across this groundbreaking study from Florida Atlantic University which documents multiple paternity in loggerhead sea turtle nests in Southwest Florida. What started out as a study on female sea turtle promiscuity is proving to be very good news for this female-biased species facing risks of extinction due to climate change.
To read about the fascinating findings published in Science Daily, click here. » Read more
This weekend, Centennial Park will be transformed into a craft lovers dream with 100 exhibitors displaying their hand-crafts along the historic riverfront in downtown Fort Myers.
The annual Crafts on the River is a non-juried event open to local and national artisans and crafters. The event delights in old, new and unique items that come from all over the world. Original designs are displayed by nearly 100 artists in an informal atmosphere that encourages visitors to talk with the artists about their work and, » Read more
This photo was sent to us from longtime guest Scott N. from Indianapolis, IN.
“An Indianapolis camera store, which has been in business 60 years, hosts a gallery night once a year. As a part of that, they ask people to submit images for consideration to be on display that evening. I submitted this image to them, and they chose the image to be on display in their gallery for two months last fall. » Read more
One of our favorite spots at Ocean’s Reach is The Grove, where guests are invited to hold family gatherings, social events and cookouts amid our beautiful outdoor space.
Popular for its comfortable dining and grilling area, The Grove is also a perfect escape for guests who just want to sit back and relax in the shade, read a book, or simply observe nature.
Guest Anne C. » Read more
Our resident Osprey are back! And they’re starting to act like lovebirds again, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Guests on our latest “Nesters & Resters” Morning Beach Walk with owner and birding expert Walt McNairy were able to catch a sneak peek of the couple last week.
We’re hoping that the female will be sitting on eggs any day now. » Read more
In case you missed #NationalPlanforVacationDay, don’t worry — We’ve got you covered!
After the brutal temperatures Mother Nature has sent your way this year, there’s no better way to recuperate than basking in loads and loads of sunshine.
This spring, come stay at Ocean’s Reach and enjoy bright blue skies, inviting warm water and perfect 80-degree temperatures. Simply waiting for you to enjoy amid the sun-soaked serenity of Sanibel Island. » Read more