The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation owns 1,100 acres of
sandy ridges and wetlands on Sanibel Island. There are excellent
interpretive exhibits, four miles of loop trails, an observation
tower, guided tours, and a native plant nursery and store.
This is a good place to watch anole lizards along paths and in
underbrush, as well as gopher tortoises on the sandy ridges. Marsh
rabbits feed along the trails. Look for wading birds in the
wetlands, as well as for rails and mottled ducks. Ospreys nest
close to the observation tower. Winter brings many songbirds to
bolster the resident populations of cardinals, woodpeckers, gray
catbirds, rufous-sided towhees, and Carolina wrens.
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
From Fort Myers, take Sanibel Causeway to Sanibel Island.
Florida Wildlife Sites