A self-proclaimed sanctuary island, Sanibel is nearly 70 percent preserved, undeveloped land. That makes it a mecca for birds—migratory, seasonal and year-round.
Initiated in 2015, SCCF’s Brush of Excellence Program honors Darling’s legacy and recognizes environmental artists following in his footsteps.
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.
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.
Special events, such as an Audubon speaker and an off-island event, are planned in addition to familiar, fan-favorite, annual fundraising events.
Wildlife rehabilitator Dorothy (Dot) Lee says when she rescued Trouper, a blind raccoon, now 7 years old, it was actually he who saved her.