Unique Places in Sanibel Island

  • J.N. Ding Darling Refuge
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  • J.N. Ding Darling Refuge
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  • J.N. Ding Darling Refuge
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    way off the beaten path....and off the island

    by ellielou Written Nov 17, 2003

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    Perfect for a day (or half) trip. Don't miss the Corkscrew Swamp Santuary, located outside Naples. (less than an hour from Sanibel depending on traffic.)

    Walk quietly around a pristine swamp (on a boardwalk) and look out for alligators, turtles, many birds, and tons of lizards. These old growth cyprus trees are majestic, and even have their odd "knees" sticking out of the water.

    It's a 2.25 mile walk around the swamp. You can go as fast or as slowly as you like, but I'd recommend being slow and very quiet. And, bring binoculars.

    The entire experience there makes me want to take up birding.

    Related to:
    • Birdwatching
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Hurricane Damage - 2004

    by al_mary Written Sep 21, 2005

    Sad to say, the 4 hurricanes
    in 2004 did alot of damage to
    Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
    These pictures were taken in
    January of 2005.
    They are still cleaning up ....

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