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Baby shark found stranded on shoreline

Gladys Pena Peraza, of Sanibel, reported that she found a baby shark on Feb. 9 during her morning walk near Beach Access #3 on West Gulf Drive on Sanibel. It was stuck on the shoreline, about a foot and a half from the water, and did not appear to be dead. She noted that when she picked the ...

Participants complete ABC Course

Graduates of the America’s Boating Course, offered by the America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva, recently gathered on the Sanibel Causeway to celebrate and meet their virtual course instructors. Over 20 students took the two-session course, which covers basic boat operation and safety ...

Free guided refuge tours under way

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has received the green light from federal officials to commence this season’s free tours after an earlier pandemic freeze on refuge programming. Staff must limit the outdoor tours to 10 people or fewer. There is no set schedule for the ...

Sanibel Sea School to host camp at Bailey Homestead

This year, the Sanibel Sea School will offer summer camp at two locations — at the flagship campus on the east end of the island and at a new location, the Bailey Homestead. “With COVID still prevalent, we were in search of a location that could accommodate more campers in a safe ...

Island Calendar

PLEIN AIR ART Watch Artist “In Residence” Rachel Pierce paint live on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wildlife Drive at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. For information, visit dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/artist-in-residence. MONDAY ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: PAINTING WITH SISSI Painting with Sissi Janku will take place today, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members; includes canvas, acrylic paint, paint brushes and inspiration ...

RECON weather station back up, running

The River, Estuary, and Coastal Observation Network was established by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in 2007 to enhance the monitoring of water quality in the Caloosahatchee River and the surrounding estuary. RECON currently consists of seven water-quality sites and one offshore ...

Beach campfire permits for Sanibel see uptick

With the rise in outdoor activities due to COVID-19, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District saw a 20 percent increase in beach campfire permits issued for the 2020-21 season compared to 2019-20. “We love that visitors, or our seasonal residents, can take advantage of a unique experience here ...

Audubon receives grant funds to enhance park

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society received a grant from Florida Power and Light and Audubon Florida to enhance migratory and resident bird habitat and forage in Pond Apple Park. It partnered with city's Natural Resources Department and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on the ...

Sanibel Sea School offers after-school beachcombing

Throughout January, Sanibel Sea School educators offered after-school beachcombing each Tuesday. The session was designed to be a hands-on, after-school activity to get outside and explore nature. Students used their powers of observation to compare and contrast shorelines on the bay and ...