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ISLAND SUN - JANUARY 8, 2016
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road)
Nature Center: Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m . - 4 p.m .
Garden Center: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 3 p .m.
SCCF: (239) 472-2329 Garden Center: 472-1932
Lighthouse Beach, Bay and Birds — January 13
Meet your SCCF guide beachside at the covered picnic pavilion at Light-
house Park. Take a walk beach-to-bay, keeping your eyes open for rest-
ing, nesting and migratory birdds. Learn about SCCF’s Marine Lab and
water quality research protecting the estuary. Wednesday, January 13
and 27 at 8 a.m. Program is free to all but you must pay to park.
Coyote and Bear Tales — January 13
Coyotes and a Florida black bear have been documented on the island;
the black bear was relocated to northern Florida. Come and learn about
the behaviors of these two new species. Coyotes have now moved into
every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing
in Florida. Eighty percent of a bear’s diet comes from insects and fruits.
Wednesday, January 13 at 10 a.m . $5 adults.
Come explore our natural world
The City That Almost Wasn’t & the Sanibel Plan — Jan. 13
The City of Sanibel was the first in the country to adopt a comprehen-
sive land use plan based on the island’s natural systems. Learn about the
City’s creation and the shaping of its future through the Sanibel Report.
Wednesday, Januar y 13 at 1:30 p.m . $5 adults.
Turtle Tracks — January 14
Sanibel Island had one of the first sea turtle monitoring
programs in the country. Learn about the life cycles and habits
of the sea turtles and shorebirds that nest on our beaches, SCCF’s
monitoring activities, and what we are doing to protect them.
Thursday, Januar y 14 at 10 a.m. $5 adults.
SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center
Come visit our Native Landscapes & Garden Center at their new loca-
tion at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, 1300 Periwinkle Way. The larg-
er space now offers demonstration gardens of different island habitats.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sat.
The old Nursery at the Nature Center is closed.
Wildflower & Pollinator Walk at the Bailey Homestead
Join Dee for a “Wildflower and Pollinator Walk” at SCCF’s Native Land-
scapes & Garden Center’s new pollinator garden at the Bailey Home-
stead Preserve. See who is nectaring on the hundreds of wildflow-
ers and learn the native butterfly host plants. Tuesday, January 12
and Friday, January 22 at 11 a.m . Free but advance reservations
required. Call 472-2329.
Weeds, Seeds & Birds— January 18
SCCF’s Weeds ‘N Seeds and Birding the Preserves will be offered to-
gether this season. Since many birders are also plant lovers, the walks
this year will combine finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel
while also enjoying a variety of birds. The group meets at the Nature
Center porch and then carpools to one of SCCF’s preserves. Walks
last for two hours. Depending on the location visited, you may need
parking money. Please bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable
enclosed shoes with socks. Monday, Januar y 18 and 25 at 9 a.m., meet
on the Nature Center porch. Free but donations to SCCF are welcome.
Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society
To Hold Plant Auction January 18
The Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society will hold a plant auction at its regularly sched-
uled meeting on Monday, January 18 at 1:30 p.m. The auction will be held at
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way on
Sanibel. Orchid donations for the sale are welcome. Only checks will be accepted for
Orchid novices are encouraged to attend the meeting’s Fundamentals Session at 1
p.m . to hear Bill Overton discuss Your Orchids Without Medium: Plaques and Mounts.
Overton has been grower for more than
40 years and is an accredited American
Orchid Society judge.
Because of the auction, there will be no
orchid raffle this month. For more infor-
mation, visit www.sancaporchid.org.
The Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power
Squadron has announced its boating
classes to be taught this winter. They
America’s Boating Course, taught in
two sessions, January 18 (6:30 to 9:30
p.m .) and January 30 (10:30 a.m . to 4:30
p.m .) at the Sanibel Public Library, 770
The class teaches basic boat operation
and safety with an emphasis on boating
the unique waters around Sanibel and
Captiva. Completion of the two class
sessions and passing a simple exam at
the end of the second session qualifies
students to receive the Florida Safe
Boating ID card. The class is for new as
well as experienced boaters who want
to improve their boating skills. To learn
more, contact Jay Brown at 314-807-
6860 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preregistration is required by January 13.
For more information or to register
for a course, go to www.usps.org/
findacourse. Enter the zip code, then click
on the locate button. Or call or email
Steve Abbott at 246-2392 or srabbott@
Island resident Barb Cline displays orchids she mounted on wood at a recent meeting of the
Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society
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