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  • Ralph Woodring Story Hour brings exhibition to a close
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:31 PM

    As the two-month Woodring Home 100th Anniversary Exhibition nears its end March 25 in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center Auditorium, native islander Ralph Woodring will present a story hour at the exhibition starting at 1 p.m. the day prior, Sunday, March 24. Attendees will be able to ask the storyteller questions about his life on Woodring Point and his long family history.

  • Fishing Club Supports SCCF at March Meeting
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:20 PM
    The March 2019 Sanibel Island Fishing Club featured Dr. Ryan Orgera, CEO of Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation and Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director.  Dr Orgera spoke on new shark fishing regulations and rationale, while Wessel gave an update on recent water quality actions, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Sanibel Sea School To Offer Free Beach Walk In March
    Sunday, March 17, 2019 1:49 PM

    Sanibel Sea School will offer a free guided beach walk in March. Join the organization’s marine science educators from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23 to explore what has washed ashore. They will talk about any interesting organisms and objects found on the beach, share some basic shell biology, and answer any questions.

  • Hear ‘Story of Ospreys’ At CROW Program
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:21 PM

    Anyone who is curious about those large brown and white birds that nest high up and make a lot of noise should visit Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 for “The Story of Ospreys.”

  • Doc Ford’s To Co-Sponsor Eighth Annual Tarpon Tournament
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:34 PM

    A 100-percent purse and the new allure of winning a coveted tarpon jacket promise to make the seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament Friday, May 3, the hottest competition on the water.

  • ‘Ding’ Darling lectures to follow python hunters, researcher
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:25 PM
    Researchers believe Burmese pythons have decimated their food supply of prey in the eastern Everglades and Miami-Dade County, says Michael Kirkland, python program manager for the South Florida Water Management District. In response, he has expanded SFWMD’s python elimination program, deploying python hunters into Collier County, to where the snakes are moving to find more prey.
  • SCCF CEO To Discuss The Importance Of Sharks At Bailey Homestead
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:04 PM
    “Sharks: A Cultural and Conservation Story of these Misunderstood Creatures,” presented by Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation CEO Ryan Orgera at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Bailey Homestead Pavilion, 1300 Periwinkle Way. It’s part of SCCF’s Evenings at the Homestead series. 
  • ‘Ding’ Darling Lecture To Cover Global, Local Sea Rise
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:00 PM
    “Ding” Darling Senior Biologist Jeremy Conrad will address climate change and sea level rise on a global and local level during two special presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, March 15 at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge -- part of the 2019 “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture series.
  • A Guide To Red Tide With Director of Natural Resources
    Thursday, March 07, 2019 2:17 PM

    Following the red tide disaster that began in the summer of 2018, it remains important to understand the phenomena and its causes. Santiva Chronicle photographer Chuck Larsen sat down with Sanibel’s Director of Natural Resources James Evans to provide a ‘guide to red tide.’

  • Sanibel Sea School’s Octifest to Feature Scavenger Hunt
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:40 PM
    Guests at Octifest on the Beach 2019 will have the option to participate in an event-wide scavenger hunt to win an exciting grand prize. Octifest, held at 6:30 p.m. April 13 on the Causeway Island A, supports Sanibel Sea School’s scholarship program to provide ocean education for all, and helps the organization purchase much needed equipment and supplies.
  • Seashell Identification Clinic Debuts At Sanibel Shell Show
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:20 PM
    Anyone who would like to identify a shell can bring it to the Sanibel Shell Festival in the morning on Thursday and Friday, March 7-8 at the Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Scientific Director and Curator at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Dr. Jose Leal will help with shell identification and answer questions on shells and mollusks or the animals that create the shells. 
  • Trust Co. Presenting Sponsor of Beer in the Bushes Food Truck Alley
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:11 PM
    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation has announced The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has returned as a sponsor for the 8th Annual Beer in the Bushes scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. April 20 on the grounds of the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd. 
  • Spring Equinox Meditation Being Offered At In The Garden
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:40 PM
    Join islander, healthy living coach, yoga and meditation teacher, Tamara Joffe and R.S. Walsh Landscaping In The Garden to welcome the first day of spring and the Spring Equinox at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20.  There will be a short introduction to meditation and a moving meditation walk on the beautiful grounds of In The Garden, 3889 Sanibel Captiva Rd.
  • First Woman Big Year Winner To Present ‘Ding’ Darling Lectures
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:36 AM
    In 2017, Naples resident Yve Morrell became the first woman to tally the most species of birds for the American Birding Association’s North American Big Year with a count of 817. The devoted birder presents two special programs at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island on Friday, March 8, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. -- part of the 2019 “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture series and in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
  • All Levels Birding Course Offered at Sanibel Sea School
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:27 AM
    Sanibel Sea School will offer a two-part birding course for adults in March. Southwest Florida is truly a birder’s paradise, so sharpen those birding skills and be ready to enjoy the endless birding opportunities our region offers. Participants are invited to attend one or both sessions of this intensive identification course on Woodland Birds, from 9 a.m. to noon March 5, and Seabirds, from 9 a.m. to noon March 12. 
  • Jane Goodall Is Topic Of ‘Ding’ Darling Film Series Showing
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:56 AM
    The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series continues its biweekly showings on March 6 with JANE at 1 p.m. in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island.
  • Oscar the Octupus to Appear at Sanibel Shell Show; T-Shirts Unveiled
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:40 AM
    Oscar the Octupus is the two-foot tall, 82-pound creation of Diane Segger, of Segger Studios in Punta Gorda. This amazing sculpture will be on display at the Sanibel Shell Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7-8 and until 4 p.m. March 9 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. 
  • Sanibel Sea School’s Octifest 2019 To Celebrate Ocean Discovery
    Friday, February 22, 2019 9:00 AM
    Sanibel Sea School’s annual fundraiser, Octifest on the Beach, will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The 501c3 nonprofit organization invites community members to attend in celebration of their efforts to provide meaningful ocean experiences to thousands of children in our region each year. The event committee is planning a very fun evening for guests.
  • White Pelican Makes Full Recovery From Red Tide Poisoning
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:00 PM

    An American white pelican was released at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 21, after receiving treatment at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.

  • ‘Ding’ Darling Lecture Debunks Wildlife Myths
    Friday, February 15, 2019 9:11 AM
    Myth: Beavers can fell trees in the direction that they desire. Fact: Beavers simply gnaw around a tree until it falls, and occasionally a beaver is killed when a tree falls on it. It is one wildlife misconception corrected in the book Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind: A Naturalist Debunks Our Favorite Fallacies about Wildlife. The author, Warner Shedd, brings two special slide presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, March 1 at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge -- part of the  2019 “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture series.
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