We almost always enjoy this favorite stop. This time the trails were totally overgrown. If we hadn't been there before there were spots that we would have missed the trail. what happened?
We visited the new location for plant sales off Periwinkle Drive. We were amazed at the space and the selection. We noticed what seemed to be a teaching area to explain to visitors how to respect nesting birds, nesting turtles, and other wildlife. This area wasn't fully developed when we were there, but we find the concept intriguing and hope... 更多
The grounds are lovely, even better are the people associated with this group. We had one of their volunteers as our guide on a dolphin cruise, older man, dry sense of humor who made what would have otherwise been a very routine experience into a very informative and entertaining one. I was amazed the extent of his dolphin knowledge, he... 更多
An interesting site support conservation research in the area. There is a welcome centre and a walking area (suggested donation $5 per person). However, they noted that there were not many animals to be seen and would be more of a view of the local flora.
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