The holidays are coming, and fans of the “Ding” Darling Nature Store no longer have to wait until they visit the refuge to purchase some of the unique souvenirs and gifts the store has become known for, as they can now simply visit ShopDingDarling.com for purchasing from anywhere in the U.S.
The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) operates the Nature Store to support the refuge through the sale of logo apparel and memorabilia, kids toys, eco-friendly kitchen accessories, art, birding guides and other nature books, fair-trade decorative pieces, and a wide variety of other gifts related to nature and conservation.
In the first phase of the store’s e-commerce site rollout, it will carry a limited number of items available for online order. Gradually, staff will add more items, but in the meantime, other in-store items not included on the site still are still available by phone order at 239-472-1100, ext. 241.
“We are excited to extend the reach of our Nature Store to cyberspace,” said nature store manager Ann-Marie Wildman. “As a team, we have been working several years on realizing this goal!”