Many of our guests have already discovered Periwinkle Park, a combination campground and aviary considered one of the hidden gems on our island.
Periwinkle Park — a delightful bike ride away from Ocean’s Reach — has been part of the Sanibel community since 1964.
Recently, a black-necked swan at the aviary lost her clutch of eggs as none proved viable. A white swan also laid a nest of eggs and died shortly after. Jay Wolf, the park’s maintenance man, put the eggs from the recently deceased white swan into the nest for the black-necked swan. A few weeks later, a baby swan — called a cygnet — hatched!
Today’s trivia question: Do swans sleep on land or water?
The answer — (trick question) — is both! They can sleep standing on one leg or whilst floating, usually with their heads tucked back under a wing.
Plan to come see the beautiful swans for yourself on your next stay at Ocean’s Reach by visiting Periwinkle Park, located at 1119 Periwinkle Way.