Environment & Wildlife

50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

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.

History of the Tamiami Trail

Every now and then we dive into the history of Southwest Florida. This time, its the Tamiami Trail!

6 Steps To A More Sustainable Home

Where homeowners used to fancy imported countertops and high-pressure showerheads, now more homeowners are becoming eco-conscience!

SCCF Recorded 850 Sea Turtle Nests in 2019!

We get excited to see the final sea turtle nesting counts each year!

The Beauty of Sanibel Island

When you live in paradise, you sometimes become numb to the beauty of your hometown.

All About Strangler Figs

Strangler Figs, you’ve seen them wrapped around the trees on island, and maybe never thought much about them.

Sunflowers on the Beach??

Yes! Maybe you’ve seen them while on a beach walk? The yellow flowers are just one of a number of wild beach flowers.

Flowering Trees Are Blooming in Florida!

I love to see colorful wildflowers and flowering trees come to life in the spring! Here are a few to look for around town.

Don’t Be a Hippo

One day while driving home from the bus stop, our youngest daughter, Abbie, asked what the word ‘hypocrite’ meant. She was six at the time and actively building her vocabulary.

Sanibel Mangrove Trimming Restrictions Explained

A little snip here a little snip there never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. Actually, mangrove trees are a vital part of Florida ecology. So much so that mangrove trimming restrictions have been put in place at both the city and state level.