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What Florida would have looked like a hundred years ago. Visit early morning to see the water birds.
If Sanibel Island has a beating heart, this is it! If you come to our island you must visit Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge.
Strongly recommend first time visitors, especially those who reside outside north America, to have a tour to his wildlife refuge, operated by the .U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Please check their website for hours and rates. Admission rate is different for vehicles ($5),…
Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is home to a large number of wildlife, including roseate spoonbills, anhinga, pelicans, herons, egrets, anoles, otter, alligators... it's a must-see for anyone visiting the island!
We have been to Sannibel a few times but never took the time to visit the refuge. I'm glad we finally made it. We took a late afternoon trolley tour and our guide was appropriately corny and informative. I am sure we saw things pointed out by him that would not have seen…