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Living Sanibel: Pen shell, Atlantic calico scallop

August 10, 2016 Pen shell Although difficult to find alive in less than five to 10 feet of water, the two species of pen shell do become dislodged after heavy storms and can sometimes be found in tidal pools at low... more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: The calico flower makes a great host plant for butterflies

August 10, 2016 Plant Subject: Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans) First impression: Ethereal, exotic, lush calico pattern in maroons and yellow on a sci-fi shaped flowe. more »»

Shell Shocked: Even turtles want romance

August 3, 2016 Terry Turtle came by the other day to set the record straight. She told me that she and her sister sea turtles are most appreciative that the Sanibel spotlight is falling on the turtle nesting season. more »»

Living Sanibel: Mole crab, fiddler crab

August 3, 2016 Mole Crab Locally, the mole crab is commonly called the sand flea. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: The pine cone ginger makes any gardener take a second look

August 3, 2016 Plant Subject: Pine Cone Ginger (Zingiber spectabile) First impression: Exotic, unique, bee hive shaped flowers of vibrant yellows, reds and oranges emerging off bamboo styled stems. more »»

Faces on Faith: Listen!

August 3, 2016 “But now more than ever the word about Jesus spread abroad; many crowds would gather to hear him and to be cured of their diseases. But he would withdraw to deserted places and pra. more »»

On the Water: Shallow water snapper — fun to catch, great to eat

August 3, 2016 When we think summer inshore fishing around Southwest Florida, we generally think tarpon, snook, redfish, but seldom mangrove snapper. more »»

Shell Shocked: The balance of nature

July 27, 2016 I recently convened a meeting of representatives from many of the wildlife species in Sanibel. more »»

Living Sanibel: The royal palm symbolizes the tropical nature of south Florida

July 27, 2016 The name fits the tree perfectly, “Royal Palm. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: The glory bower vine gives off a profusion of pretty petals

July 27, 2016 Plant Subject: Glory bower vine (Clerodendrum speciosum ) First impression: Dramatic, exotic, shades of purple and red bell shaped flowers that cascade in multitudes. more »»

On the Water: Slightly cooler days heat up fishing

July 27, 2016 A slight breeze in the mornings and afternoon thunderstorms gave us a little relief from the scorching heat the previous week. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Club returns to Friday morning speakers series

July 27, 2016 For a few weeks in July our regular Rotary meetings have been concentrating basically on Sanibel-Captiva Rotary business and going over some of the details with this year’s budgeting figures and... more »»

Faces on Faith: Let’s not merely mourn

July 27, 2016 Let’s talk about Dallas.  And St. Paul.  And Baton Rouge as well.  I mean, let’s really talk.  Let’s move past the simplistic statements about race and policing and violence and guns. more »»

On the Water: Hot days on the water make fishing a challenge

July 20, 2016 Extreme heat kept many anglers off the water over the past week. The few that did venture out found fishing wasn’t too bad at times. more »»

Faces on Faith: What about age?

July 20, 2016 I happened to pick up a book at the Sanibel Library’s “Bag of Books for $1” sal. more »»

Sanibel Police presentation focused on How to Respond guidelines for the general public

July 20, 2016 On Friday, July 7 Rotarians woke up to the news that a sniper had ambushed and killed five Dallas Police Officers and injured a number of others in Dallas as they were just leaving their police... more »»

Shell Shocked: The Old Proofreader

July 20, 2016 He did it again. He was studying a menu at a nearby restaurant and he began to giggle. He had caught another lulu. He found a typographical error in the menu. more »»

Living Sanibel: The spotted skunk was once trapped heavily for its fur

July 20, 2016 The spotted skunk is roughly half the size of the striped skunk, and like its cousin, it is equipped with a strong, foul-smelling secretion that is sprayed at potential predators accurately at a... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Reed orchids are showstoppers

July 20, 2016 Plant Subject: Reed orchid (Epidendrum ibaguense) First impression: Striking, exotic, five petals with a sixth larger iconic orchid-lobed lip in yellows, oranges and reds. more »»

Poetic License: Declaration of Interdependence: July 4th, 2016

July 20, 2016 On this day of celebrating independence, I declare interdependence a new truth to be held self-evident, humanity created free, interdependent on each other; I declare what defeats and hurt... more »»



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