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It’s a new year and a great time to refresh your relationship with our astounding native flora and fauna, while getting inside the Bailey Home that dates back to 1896 for a Native Art Exhibit.
This cooperative exhibit between the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Sanibel Captiva Art League (SCAL) features original works of art interpreting the theme of native. It will be hanging through Thursday, Jan. 9.
From red mangroves to roseate spoonbills, the exhibit features truly inspiring interpretations of the incredible natural and native beauty of our coastal ecosystems.
Come enjoy the fresh works of artists who were inspired by SCCF’s mission to conserve and protect our islands. The exhibit is inside of the Bailey Homestead house, 1300 Periwinkle Way; admission is free, and hours of the exhibit are Monday-Friday, 9am to noon.
While you are there, be sure to visit SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center to learn you can help protect our water quality, wildlife and our overall natural ecosystem by planting beautiful native species in your own backyard.
Located at the 28-acre Bailey Homestead Preserve, you can also visit the Honey House gift shop, restored windmill and walk the Shipley Trail. The other 19 acres are for the benefit of wildlife on Sanibel, creating a wildlife corridor. Call 239-472-1932 with questions.