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.

Flowering Trees Are Blooming in Florida!

By Susan McCallion | Apr 23, 2019

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

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Don’t Be a Hippo

By Jim McCallion | Apr 9, 2019

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.

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Sanibel Mangrove Trimming Restrictions Explained

By Jim McCallion | Mar 19, 2019

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.

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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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