Environment & Wildlife

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.

Pick Your Poison Carefully

Using poison to keep rodents out of your home and lawn is frowned upon due to the harmful effects it has on the wildlife that eat those poisoned rodents. Here are some alternative methods and less harmful solutions to consider instead!

How Prescribed Burns On Sanibel Preserve Natural Island Ecology

As you may know, Sanibel Island has a very unique and delicate ecosystem. Prescribed burns help maintain our lands and also protect against the threat of wildfires.

A Salad Bar For Rabbits!

The McCallion’s Landscape Architect has provided her thoughts on the marsh rabbits that have been mauling our landscapes!

Why, You Wascally Wabbit!

Don’t let their cute faces fool you! Sanibel homeowners know the pain of having your landscapes destroyed by these wascally wabbits! How do we stop the madness?