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Edison, Ford estates to give museum access to low-income families

Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers has joined Museums for All to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. Starting Aug. 1, individuals and families of up to four people receiving food assistance benefits will be admitted ...

Sanibel refuge is first to unveil scope for colorblind viewers

Among the 560 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will be the first to expand its accessibility initiatives to include a spotting scope for colorblind visitors. Engineered by SeeCoast Manufacturing with EnChroma’s ...

Butcher calendars available for sale

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that Clyde Butcher’s exclusive signed calendars for 2022 are available at both J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Nature store locations and online at https://shopdingdarling.com/. The calendars were printed ...

Sanibel Sea School hosts Calusa Week at summer camp

From July 19-23, the Sanibel Sea School held Calusa Week at its flagship campus on the east end of Sanibel. Campers celebrated the Calusa tribe by honing their waterfolk skills, building their own rafts and shelters, weaving palm fronds, and even making tools out of natural materials. The ...

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Tips for finding a good fishing spot in open water

When learning the ropes — and rods — of saltwater fishing, thorough preparation involves more than just a rich arsenal of gear and the appropriate attire. Open-water fishing is challenging and requires technique and prior research. If you’re embarking on an open-water adventure for the ...

FWC releases new manatee and sea turtle decals

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently released the new 2021-22 manatee and sea turtle decals. The waterproof stickers feature two different designs and are a fun way for people to directly support research, rescue and management efforts that conserve the species and ...

What is the big green box in my neighborhood?

What are big, green, and sit in residential neighborhoods? These large green boxes are called pad-mounted transformers and caution must be practiced around them. What is a pad-mounted transformer? Pad-mounted transformers work in the same capacity as the transformers (gray cans) on the top of ...

Greater amberjack, gray triggerfish to reopen in Gulf

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters on Aug. 1. Greater amberjack is scheduled to remain open through Oct. 31 and gray triggerfish is scheduled to remain open through Dec. 31 in Gulf state and federal waters. An early ...