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Make-A-Wish and 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge Partner to Help Make Dreams Come True

A young boy with muscular dystrophy was recently granted a visit to 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge and sworn in as the manager for the day, through a partnership with Make-a-Wish Southern Florida.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season has Begun in Southwest Florida: How You Can Help

Sea turtles are among the world’s oldest creatures and are made up of seven species. Nesting season began May 1 and continues through October.

Editor's Picks Events: It's All About the Beaches on the Islands in March 2018

Looking for something to do in March 2018? We've put together a few ideas for you mostly centered around beaches and the great outdoors.

J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Public Meeting Today

Topics: planned prescribed burns on Sanibel Island; hydrological restoration at the Bailey Tract; and posting a state-mandated wildlife buffer zone around the rookery islands in Tarpon Bay.

10 Things to Do This February 2018 on Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Looking for something to do this month? We've put together a few ideas for you for February 2018.

Fall Into the Subtropics: This Place Makes Your Senses Come Alive

Cayo Costa Island is a Florida state park accessible by charter or private boat, ferry or helicopter.

Reddish Egret: the Rarest and Most Habitat-restricted Heron in Florida

The reddish egret is a colorful and entertaining heron. Rarely found inland, it is associated with estuaries, mangrove swamps, tidal flats and coastal lagoons.

Head in the Clouds: Amazing Summers, Things Above & Below Our Feet

Afternoon summer clouds are stunning, dangerous, ever-changing and beautiful, a photographer’s dream and a boater’s nightmare, forming as heat rises over the Everglades.

Captiva Island Reporting Close to 100 Sea Turtle Nests This Season

It's sea turtle nesting season. Here are some facts you may not know about the local inhabitants.

Stop Bugging Me! - Plants to repel insects, natural remedies supplementing chemical sprays

Natural tools for easing the bug are available. Bug-repelling plants can be easily added to a landscape and the best thing is that many of these plants are hardy.

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