This trip was our third stay on Sanibel and we decided to join the organization that had played a significant role in creating this paradise. We also had a wonderful tour -- learning about the plants of the island.
The visitor's center has nice displays on the wildlife of the area. We walked some of the trails after viewing the displays. Never saw anyone who works there or volunteers there. It would have been nice if someone would have at least come out of an office and said hello. But this is worth a stop if you want to... 更多
We visited a couple of SCCF sites but the most amazing was the nursery at Baileys Preserve. There is parking here and a walk that takes you behind the windmill and along to Pond Apple Trail. Best place to see Woodstock, heron, gators, Anhinga etc. We went several times...located behind Montana restaurant
SCCF is a different aspectof Sanibel. Everyone knows the Gulf beaches, and most people know the mangroves at Ding Darling. SCCF is in the interior of the island and offers docent tours of the wetlands ecosystem. SCCF has been acquiring wetlands properties in the island interior - you'll see SCCF signs along many roads marking the wetlands properties they're protecting... 更多
This is a bit wilder than Ding Darling and an interesting place to explore. When we visited some of the paths were still flooded but we enjoyed the rest of our visit. The centre also does talks and guided walks and the main building has a lot of good information as well as some wildlife to view
This is an awesome organization. We love all its nature preserves and the interesting trails on some of them. They have wonderful programs and lectures, and do awesome work to conserve the wildlife and nature on Sanibel (for example, the work they do to protect the sea turtles and snowy plovers, and the restoration of the bay scallops). The Native... 更多
The butterfly house is simply enchanting! The staff at the center "apologized" that it was small and featured "only" the local varieties. No apology needed! Anytime you can walk into a screened enclosure with butterflies flitting around you and soon-to-be-butterflies hanging from a wood frame in every stage of development, I mean--?!
My adopted son asked during this his first visit to Sanibel "what distinguishes Sanibel from the other resort locations in SW Florida"? I said two things come to mind: First, look at the distant shoreline, which is lined with high rise condos. Sanibel doesn't have those high rises. Secondly,Sanibel Island claims to have 68% of its land in protected conservation.... 更多
We always check the SCCF program when we arrive on the island and try to get to some of the talks and walks. This year we attended the talk on otters and the first Wildflower and Pollinator Walk at the Bailey Homestead Preserve. Both events were led by Dee who is extremely enthusiastic about the island and its conservation, we... 更多