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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

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Address: 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239 472-2329
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Annie M
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting displays in the visitors center, but the highlights outside including the butterfly enclosure and viewing stand.

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Thank si101503
Sanibel Island, Florida
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104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

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... More 

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Philadelphia
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229 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

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--?!

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Thank Snarth
Guntersville, Alabama
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

No other barrier island, by design, has 68% of its land area protected from development and is set aside as wilderness area. Sanibel is special because SCCF is such a special organization that seeks to keep Sanibel heavily into conservation. That's why we keep going back to Sanibel. No high rise buildings and great places to ride bikes and enjoy... More 

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huntsville, al
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

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.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

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... More 

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Thank highgreave
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

They have a nice short video and various things to look at about animal rehab. We hoped we could actually see the some of the animals that were in rehab but you can only see the live feeds from the rehab area. That was a little disappointing.

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Thank Sandra S
Rives Junction
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the education center and drive through. Next year when we return we are going to explore some of the trails and make a day of it. Very knowledgeable staff and extremely welcoming. Junior Ranger activities for the kids. Great place to visit with or without children. Tons of information.

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Thank Julie S
Church Hill, Tennessee
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205 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

These folks work daily to preserve the Nature on the Island. As the Loggerhead Turtles lay their eggs, SCCF secures their next, surrounds it with poles and yellow tape, numbers it, and tags it with the yellow SCCF tags. They are checked and watched. You will see this group taking samples, working in all areas of the Island to keep... More 

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