Category Archives: Wildlife

View Wildlife

Normally Wildlife Drive in Ding Darling is closed on Fridays. But tomorrow it will be open to bikers and walkers as part of the Ding Darling Days activities. Great opportunity for birding animal viewing without all the vehicular traffic. Advertisements

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Ding Darling Days

 Celebrate the week at Ding Darling. Here are some of the puppets from the show this past weekend.

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VOTE TODAY FOR SANIBEL AS #1 Best Birdwatching USA TODAY CONTEST

Best Birdwatching – USA TODAY’s poll You can usually vote every day. Please post on FB, Twitter, Email. Vote link below. Sanibel currently #4. Need your help. ūüôā Spread the word! http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-birdwatching/

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Ding Darling News

There’s a new permanent¬†exhibit¬†opening soon¬†at Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve¬†called Saving Sea Turtles.¬† It will be an interactive exhibit located in the Visitor’s Center with the grand unveiling happening August 29th. Stop on by and check it out!

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Upcycle Art Fest on Sanibel

Paintings on palm fronds, jewelry from recycled soda cans, a sculpture from a reclaimed tree stump, pillows from cloth scraps, bowls of recycled paper and fabric, abstract wall hangings from re-purposed gadgets, and magnificent sculptures from old bicycle tires: Upcycle! … Continue reading

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Things to do at Ding Darling

There are some new programs that started in January at the Refuge. The plan is to run them through the end of April. The programs are free. They start at 8:30 and last anywhere from a half hour to two … Continue reading

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Birdwatching

¬†All the cold weather up north has brought down¬†lots of birds.¬† If you haven’t been through Ding Darling recently, you should go. Bird-watching is at it’s best right now.

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Fly Into Sanibel

 The snow birds are returning!

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New Ding Darling Video

The Ding Darling National Wildlife Preserve has a new video.¬†The project was made possible by a marketing grant from BP-Amoco. It and a shorter, 30-second version will be broadcast in the off-season via in-room hotel networks and Comcast media buys. … Continue reading

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Ding Darling is Open

Finally…with the government back in business Ding Darling National¬†Wildlife Refuge has reopened Wildlife Drive.¬† It was closed all summer for the resurfacing project so we are glad to have it open again. The Education Center will open for business this … Continue reading

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