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  • SanCap Audubon Next Bird Walk At 'Ding' Darling Refuge
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:10 PM
    The next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, Jan. 19 at the 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
  • LARC, Inc. Joins Tarpon Bay Explorers for an Eco-Adventure
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:22 PM
    For the past eight years, LARC Inc., or the Lee County Association of Remarkable Citizens, has explored the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with the help of Tarpon Bay Explorers.
  • ‘Ding’ Darling Film Series Shares ‘Untold’ Sanibel Stories
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:12 PM
    The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series continues its biweekly showings Wednesday, Jan. 23 with a showing of the WGCU Public Media documentary "Untold Stories: Sanibel I" at 1 p.m. in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island. (Note: The center has now reopened with limited services during the government shutdown.)
  • San-Cap Audubon Presents “Images to Inspire: Wonderful Wood Warblers”
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:37 PM
    San-Cap Audubon’s own photographer and scientist, Bill Heyd, returns to present his program “Images to Inspire: Wonderful Wood Warblers”, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.
  • SCCF Launches McCarthy Distinguished Speaker Series
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:04 PM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation is launching its newly instituted Paul F. McCarthy Distinguished Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The first lecture, entitled Change the Story, Change the World will feature well-known nonprofit advisor, Andy Goodman. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

  • There's Still Time To Support Sanctuary Charity Classic
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:02 PM
    The Sanctuary Charity Classic is set to take place Saturday, Jan. 26 and The Sanctuary Golf Club invites the public to participate in this charitable golf event. Brunch begins at 10:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun, followed by awards at 5 p.m.
  • Playful Raccoon Gets Hand Stuck In Cat Toy
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:09 AM

    An adult female northern raccoon was admitted to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Monday, Jan. 14, after being captured in Lehigh Acres in a live trap with a plastic cat toy stuck on its paw. The playful raccoon was reported to have evaded capture for nearly three months while having the toy stuck on its right front paw.

  • Point Ybel Brewing Supports SCCF’s Water Quality Efforts
    Saturday, January 05, 2019 9:00 AM
    Point Ybel Brewing will host a celebration to benefit the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at Point Ybel, 16120 San Carlos Blvd, No. 4, Fort Myers.
  • San-Cap Audubon To Present “Ecuador: Andes & Galapagos  – Where Wildlife Rules”
    Saturday, January 05, 2019 8:00 AM
    Join Ken Burgener, world birder and founder of, on Thursday, Jan. 10 as he takes us on a unique trip to discover the intriguing birds and creatures inhabiting this exotic location.
  • The Sanctuary Charity Classic Announces Honorary Chairpersons
    Friday, January 04, 2019 1:51 PM
    The Sanctuary Golf Club, as host and underwriting sponsor of the 17th annual The Sanctuary Charity Classic Jan. 26, announced Sanibel residents Paul and Lucy Roth as Honorary Chairpersons.
  • 'Ding' Film Changes Venue Due to Government Shutdown
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:08 PM
    In partnership with WGCU Public Media, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge will host a free Monday, Jan. 7, sneak preview airing of The Swamp, a new national PBS documentary. The “Ding” Darling showing starts at 5 p.m. in the Sanibel Community Center at 2173 Periwinkle Way.
  • ‘Ding’ Darling Lecture Series Headlines Crossley, Flamingos, Python Hunters
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:03 PM
    The 15th annual “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series, which runs Jan. 25 through April 12, features a line-up of celebrities in the world of birds, butterflies, and conservation. From birds of the Arctic and North American owls to monarch butterflies and Burmese pythons, the season promises to be one of the refuge’s best yet. Lectures take place in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center Auditorium at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.
  • Audubon Bird Walk At Bailey Tract
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:00 PM
    The next bird walk of the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon 2019 season will be Saturday, January 12 at The Bailey Tract.
  • ‘Ding’ Darling film series kicks off with RiverBlue
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019 11:04 AM
    The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series kicks off its bi-weekly showings on Jan. 9 with the documentary RiverBlue at 1 p.m. in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island. Note that if the government shutdown continues up to that date, the showing will be rescheduled. Monitor for updates.
  • San-Cap Audubon Presents “Looking Through the Lens”
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:57 AM
    For the fifth season in a row San-Cap Audubon’s 2019 lecture season kicks-off with Shawn Carey, wildlife photographer, educator, guide and cofounder of the video company, Migration Productions, presenting a program entitled “Looking Through the Lens”, Observations of a Wildlife Photographer.
  • CROW Releases Adult Bald Eagle In Cape Coral
    Monday, December 31, 2018 12:09 PM

    The Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife released an adult bald eagle the morning of Dec. 30 at the Yellow Fever Creek Preserve, Cape Coral.

  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Ospreys
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:01 PM
    What better way to welcome the New Year than an entertaining, informative presentation about those large brown and white birds that nest high up on platforms or in trees and make a lot of noise?
  • SCCF Names Preserve For Outgoing CEO
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:40 PM
    In recognition of the enduring legacy of retiring CEO Erick Lindblad, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has renamed the Center Tract Preserve, the Erick Lindblad Preserve. The Preserve fronts Sanibel-Captiva Road and is bordered by Rabbit Road and the Sanibel Gardens Preserve. The Nature Center and walking trails are on the Preserve.
  • Red-Shouldered Hawk Stuck In Vehicle's Grill Released From CROW
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:56 AM

    A Red-Shouldered Hawk that was trapped in a vehicle’s grill was released from the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife Saturday, Dec. 22, after three months of recovery from several injuries.

  • R.S. Walsh Donates Native Grasses to Jordan Marsh Project
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:55 AM
    R.S. Walsh Landscaping and In The Garden have donated 600 native grasses to the City of Sanibel for installation in the Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park being established along Casa Ybel Road. These grasses will be planted along with other native and aquatic plants to help clean the water and improve the water quality and wildlife habitats in the Sanibel River basin.
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