1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel Florida 33957
Named for the editorial cartoonist and pioneer conservationist. The refuge encompasses more than 6,000 acres of wetlands and island uplands on the north side of the island. Facilities include canoe trails, birdwatching tower, wildlife drive, interpretive trail, and marinas. A list of more than 200 bird species that can be viewed is available from the headquarters at the refuge entrance. Refuge open Saturday-Thursday, 7:30am to 30 minutes before dusk. Visitor center open Saturday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, November-April; 9am-4pm the rest of the year. JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Drive open Saturday-Thursday, dawn to dusk.
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Lehigh Acres) Animal Medical Center of Lehigh Acres
(Punta Gorda) Animal Medical Clinic
(Naples) Animalife Veterinary Center
(Punta Gorda) Burnt Store Animal Hospital
(Sanibel) Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
(Cape Coral) Chiquita Animal Hospital
02/17 Coming to The Sanibel area
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Vero Beach Hibiscus Festival Vero Beach FL April13 The Hibiscus Festival is a yearly celebration for the City of Vero Beach, to increase awareness of the historic downtown sector, raise funds for Main Street Vero Beach that work towards the preservation and growth of the area and encourages community participation from residents, organizations and businesses.
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota FL April5-14 Held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks.
BBnT Venice Shark's Tooth Festival Venice FL April12-14 The City of Venice, FL in Sarasota County has been named the "Shark's Tooth Capital of the World" because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on their sandy white beaches. The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from around the Southeast display and sell sharks teeth and other prehistoric fossils.
Tampa Bay Blues Festival Saint Petersburg FL April12-14 Each year since 1995, some of the biggest names in blues music have taken the stage at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. Blues enthusiasts from all over the world come to scenic Vinoy Park to watch this spectacular showcase of American Blues music, performed right on the waterfront.