Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sanibel Island

One day we went over to Sanibel Island and stopped in at the Visitor's Center.
There are quite a few things to see on the 'Sanctuary Island'.  One is Periwinkel Park and Campground and the interesting  exotic birds.
 The park is actually a mobile home  and RV campground.  It is a private bird sanctuary and has volunteers who explain it all and provide details.

From there we went over to J.D. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Preserve.  Darling was appointed by FDR as the Director of the predecessor to what became the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  We took the 4 mile drive through the sanctuary.
Along the drive, we stopped at some observation points and watched the birds.
We finished up our time with a treat at a local ice cream shoppe.
So there are some ideas on things to do at Sanibel Island.  Have you been there?

That's all for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Thanks much for viewing!


  1. Looks like a place to put on our list to see. Thanks for the info.

  2. Our friends from Kitchner, ON just left Sanibel. It is beautiful. I think I am correct in saying to protect the birds, they dont allow "pups". We could enjoy a day trip like you. The birds are beautiful!

  3. We have been there several times and enjoyed he wildlife areas, but the traffic is a bit of a negative.

  4. Did you use your new camera for these photos? (And the blog header?) They look FANTASTIC! The colors are much more vibrant and crisp. Way to go, Poppa!