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  • Cornell Collaborator Celebrates Bird Sights, Sounds at ‘Ding’ Lecture
    Friday, March 16, 2018 11:14 AM

    Cornell Photographer, cinematographer, and sound recordist Gerrit Vyn visits ‘Ding’ Darling for three lectures on March 23 as part of this season ‘Ding’ Lecture Series.

  • Ocean Tribe Paddlers to Host Sunrise Paddle
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:22 AM

    Sanibel Sea School’s Ocean Tribe Paddlers, a local club for paddling enthusiasts, will host a Sunrise Paddle on March 31. Participants will enjoy sunrise views over San Carlos Bay, guided by Sanibel Sea School’s paddling instructor, Walter Cheatham.

  • Youth Fishing Derby March 31 on Causeway
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:11 PM
    The Sanibel Island Fishing Club, in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation Department, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society and several other local organizations will hold a Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, March 31, at the “A” Island of the Sanibel Causeway.
  • Beer in the Bushes Food Trucks Announced
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:47 AM

    The Seventh Annual Beer in the Bushes will be on the grounds of SCCF’s Nature Center on Saturday, March 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. Local food trucks under the coordination of Catering by Leslie Adams will offer a variety of dining options.  

  • Captiva Library Hosting Sobczak for His ‘Great Florida Invasion’ Lecture
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:16 AM

    Sanibel author Charles Sobczak will be giving his new lecture, “The Great Florida Invasion – From Pythons to Pepper,” at the Captiva Memorial Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. 

  • European Fishing Journalist Team Returns for ‘Ding’ Tarpon Tourney
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:39 PM

    Four journalists from Scotland, England, and Denmark will return to fish and cover the seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on May 11. Already the overseas jibes have begun between the European “Fish & Chips” team, which last fished the 2015 tournament, and its U.S. counterparts.  

  • National Bird Produces Wow Moment along Pond Apple Trail
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:38 AM

    History has debunked the fable that Benjamin Franklin wanted the Turkey to be the national bird instead of the Bald Eagle. But Franklin wasn’t a fan of the Bald Eagle, a bird he said was of “bad moral character.” Don't tell that to the birders on Saturday's San-Cap Audubon bird walk at Pond Apple Trail. 

  • Shipleys Are SCCF's Beer in the Bushes Travel Sponsor
    Friday, March 09, 2018 7:36 AM

    The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has announced that Richard and Feyza Shipley have generously become the Travel Sponsor for SCCF's Beer in the Bushes.

  • Mission Blue Imagines Network of Marine Sanctuaries
    Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:59 AM

    The Emmy award-winning documentary Mission Blue continues the sixth annual free “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on March 21, at 1 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

  • Coastal Keepers Hosts Screening of ‘STRAWS’
    Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:30 AM

    On Feb. 22, Coastal Keepers hosted a screening of STRAWS, an educational film about plastic straw pollution, at Sanibel Sea School. 

  • ‘Ding’ Lecture Hails Generous Americans Who Preserved Wilderness
    Monday, March 05, 2018 8:00 AM

    In the oversized, richly illustrated coffee table compendium Wildlands Philosophy: The Great American Tradition, author Tom Butler tells the stories of dozens of generous, conservation-minded Americans who have helped save the nation’s wilderness. On Friday, March 16, the author will be presenting two free programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., part of the  2018 “Ding” Darling Lecture Series at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Many Birds on Spring Break, but Not Green Heron
    Monday, March 05, 2018 7:33 AM

    What time of year is it? The answer is Spring Break and sometimes the birds go on spring break.

  • Doc Ford’s Joins Sponsors for SCCF's Beer in the Bushes
    Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:00 AM

    The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has announced that Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is returning as a major sponsor for SCCF's Beer in the Bushes.

  • Trust Company Returns as Presenting Sponsor for SCCF's Beer in the Bushes
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 11:32 AM

    The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is proud to announce that The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is once again the Presenting Sponsor for SCCF's Beer in the Bushes. Staged on the grounds of SCCF’s Nature Center, this popular craft beer tasting event is 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. 

  • Sea School Slates Pair of Free Community Seminars; Fracking and Photos
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:34 AM

    Sanibel Sea School will offer two Community Seminars in March. The first, Fracking Explained, will be taught by geologist Connie Jump, and will be March 15 at 4 p.m. The second seminar is titled Making Better Nature Photos, and will be led by photographer Cliff Beittel on March 22 at 4 p.m. Both are free opportunities for community members to learn about a new topic or skill.

  • Ocean Tribe Paddlers to Host New Moon Paddle
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:18 AM

    Sanibel Sea School’s Ocean Tribe Paddlers, a club for paddling enthusiasts, will host a New Moon Paddle on March 17th. Participants will enjoy an evening paddle in the waters around Bowman’s Beach, guided by Sanibel Sea School’s paddling instructor, Walter Cheatham, under the night sky.

  • SCCF's Wessel To Address Fishing Club on Water Quality
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:47 PM

    Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director at SCCF, will speak to the Sanibel Island Fishing Club on water quality on Tuesday, March 13, at the Community House.

  • Osprey Lays Down the Law; Delights San-Cap Audubon Birders
    Saturday, February 24, 2018 3:59 PM

    The Black Vulture is uncommon on Sanibel. When Black Vultures do show up, they need to play by the rules and one of those rules is that hanging out on an Osprey platform is forbidden. Leave it to an Osprey to police the platform.

  • ‘Ding’ Darling Lecture Lauds Foresighted Conservationists
    Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:30 AM

    In Nature's Allies: Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World, author Larry Nielsen uses the stories of conservation pioneers to demonstrate that through passion and perseverance we can each be a positive force for change. On Friday, March 2, he will be presenting two free programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., part of the 2018 “Ding” Darling Lecture Series at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

  • CROW Hosting Audubon Florida’s Interim Executive Director, Wraithmell
    Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 AM

    The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will host Interim Executive Director of Audubon Florida Julie Wraithmell as a special guest speaker in honor of CROW’s 50th Anniversary at the Sanibel Community House on Wednesday, March 7.

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