Sanibel Wildlife & Environment

Resources For Sanibel Wildlife Lovers

Any one who visits Sanibel Island immediately sees how different our environment is compared to other beach towns along the Florida coastline. For starters, Sanibel is more than 60% conservation land, which is one reason why people flock here to see Sanibel wildlife in their natural habitat.


Sanibel Wildlife Update – Post Irma

By Susan McCallion | Sep 29, 2017

An update on how the plants and animals weathered the storm, and what recovery efforts look like for our major non-profit organizations serving our environment.

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Have You Seen Sanibel’s Wild Side?

By Susan McCallion | Nov 9, 2016

Where else can you watch ospreys and reptiles from your back porch, and bike a few miles to a nature preservation or the beach to capture images of rare pelicans and other wildlife?

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Why We Love The Sanibel Wildlife Refuge

By Jim McCallion | Oct 12, 2016

The Sanibel Wildlife Refuge referred to as Ding Darling is a great place to experience the island’s passion and care for nature and the environment.

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Why are Mangroves Critical to Your Sanibel Real Estate

By Jim McCallion | Jun 22, 2016

If you’re not from Florida, you might be wondering, “What’s so special about Mangroves on Sanibel?” I’m here to shed light on the importance of this native plant.

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How We Prevent Sanibel Beach Erosion

By Jim McCallion | Apr 28, 2016

It’s common for any coastal city to have beach erosion but what do our island’s do to prevent Captiva and Sanibel Beach Erosion?

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How To Go Native On Sanibel

By Jim McCallion | Apr 1, 2016

Happy Spring! Looking to spruce up your garden? Get info on Sanibel Native Plants from the island’s SCCF Native Plant Nursery.

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Our Thoughts on SWFL Water Conditions

By Jim McCallion | Mar 11, 2016

We recognize that there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Lake Okeechobee “Lake O’” water releases lately – so we’re weighing in with our thoughts on the topic.

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Not Your Average Monday Morning

By Tiffany Mills | Oct 14, 2015

It wasn’t your average Monday morning in the office – to include rescuing an injured turtle to CROW, Sanibel’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic.

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How To Identify Native Palm Trees on Island

By Tiffany Mills | Jul 28, 2015

Tall, skinny palm trees with huge green branches may be the typical palm that is always illustrated. However, the islands have a wide variety of palm trees that vary in size and stature.

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Earth Day Trash Talk

By Tiffany Mills | Apr 22, 2015

Earth Day and protecting our environment is especially important to Sanibel and Captiva as the islands are home to a large number of wildlife and sea creatures.

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