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Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

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3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3100
+1 239-472-2329
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SCCF facilities are everywhere on Sanibel, and worth visiting

We had never paid much attention to SCCF until this visit to Sanibel, when we visited their Nature... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2016
twoinmaine
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Bangor, Maine
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An interesting site support conservation research in the area. There is a welcome centre and a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
DJS1950
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Ottawa, Canada
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3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3100
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"butterfly house"
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"observation tower"
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"plant nursery"
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"nature center"
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"native vegetation"
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"guided nature walks"
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"animal displays"
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"ding darling"
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"sanibel captiva"
in 7 reviews
"worthwhile visit"
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"excellent exhibits"
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"turtle nests"
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"nature lovers"
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"san cap"
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had never paid much attention to SCCF until this visit to Sanibel, when we visited their Nature Center, walked the Center's trails, stopped at the butterfly house, and realized how much they did to protect the island. The walks were lovely (through marsh, along...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

An interesting site support conservation research in the area. There is a welcome centre and a walking area (suggested donation $5 per person). However, they noted that there were not many animals to be seen and would be more of a view of the local...More

Thank DJS1950
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

This trip was our third stay on Sanibel and we decided to join the organization that had played a significant role in creating this paradise. We also had a wonderful tour -- learning about the plants of the island.

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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Our condo location on the island had us biking by the SCCF Bailey Homestead Preserve (near the corner of Periwinkle and Donax) most everyday. We decided to take crosswalk and explore on our bikes, and we got quite the treat! The Shipley trail takes you...More

Thank wattsgoingon
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

The SCCF trails are perfect. While most of Sanibel's trails are crushed shells and noisy these trails are QUIET! The observation tower gives a wonderful overview of the island and the displays are very kid-friendly as well as informative for adults. The staff is well...More

Thank lovemyyaris
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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This place has 2 locations. We went to the older one with a cute little butterfly house and then took a walk through the "real" Florida. Saw fish, birds streams, places where fires were used to control invasive species. A relaxed laid back beautiful spot....More

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

The visitor's center has nice displays on the wildlife of the area. We walked some of the trails after viewing the displays. Never saw anyone who works there or volunteers there. It would have been nice if someone would have at least come out of...More

Thank traveler1114
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We visited a couple of SCCF sites but the most amazing was the nursery at Baileys Preserve. There is parking here and a walk that takes you behind the windmill and along to Pond Apple Trail. Best place to see Woodstock, heron, gators, Anhinga etc....More

Thank Sandra0
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

SCCF is a different aspectof Sanibel. Everyone knows the Gulf beaches, and most people know the mangroves at Ding Darling. SCCF is in the interior of the island and offers docent tours of the wetlands ecosystem. SCCF has been acquiring wetlands properties in the island...More

1  Thank SanibelViews
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a bit wilder than Ding Darling and an interesting place to explore. When we visited some of the paths were still flooded but we enjoyed the rest of our visit. The centre also does talks and guided walks and the main building has...More

Thank Annie M
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