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.

Pick Your Poison Carefully

By Jim McCallion | Sep 26, 2018

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!

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How Prescribed Burns On Sanibel Preserve Natural Island Ecology

By Jim McCallion | Jul 26, 2018

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.

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A Salad Bar For Rabbits!

By Tiffany Stokes | Feb 13, 2018

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

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Why, You Wascally Wabbit!

By Jim McCallion | Jan 30, 2018

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?

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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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Sanibel Beach Erosion

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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Sanibel Native Plants - Coontie

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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