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“good place to learn about the ecosystem of sanibel”

Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation
Certificate of Excellence
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Dearborn, Mi
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96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“good place to learn about the ecosystem of sanibel”
Reviewed March 28, 2011

We are birders and nature lovers so this place was just right for us. We went for the program on owls on the island and stayed for the nature walk about native plants. Very informative & things for children too. Their programs are different than the ones at Ding Darling and they compliment each other.

Visited March 2011
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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice hike.”
Reviewed August 6, 2009

Beautifully kept, quiet, uncrowded nature trails. Bring lots of bug spray, these trails follow the Sanibel River. We saw some interesting foliage, visited the butterfly house, and learned a lot of fascinating information about the things we were finding on the beach every day. Ask the volunteers to recommend other day trips and restaurants while you are there. We forgot to pay admission as we entered, and appreciated what they are doing there so much that we returned to pay., Don't miss it!

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San Francisco
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place for nature lovers!”
Reviewed January 7, 2009

Probably not for those on a quick trip to Sanibel - but if you are on the island for more than a few days and really want to know about its ecosystem - you should definitely stop by the SCCF.

The experience here can be inconsistent as it will depend on the knowledge and friendliness of the volunteers on staff when you arrive - but overall, it is extremely informative. The exhibits are interesting, there is a touch tank and butterfly house for the kids, and the nature trails provide an excellent overview of the native plants and ecosystem.

If you want to get more information on the natural environment and history of Sanibel, the SCCF is highly recommended.

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SATx
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“skip it”
Reviewed August 15, 2008

not much here and the staff is not very welcoming to tourists. We had a much better experience at Ding Darling wildlife refuge.

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