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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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The SCCF trails are perfect. While most of Sanibel's trails are crushed shells and noisy these... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
Cincinnati, OH

This place has 2 locations. We went to the older one with a cute little butterfly house and then... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
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3333 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3100
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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
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

1  Thank DCtravelfolks
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
Reviewed 15 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
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
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
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting displays in the visitors center, but the highlights outside including the butterfly enclosure and viewing stand.

Thank si101503
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is an awesome organization. We love all its nature preserves and the interesting trails on some of them. They have wonderful programs and lectures, and do awesome work to conserve the wildlife and nature on Sanibel (for example, the work they do to protect...More

Thank bjh04
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The butterfly house is simply enchanting! The staff at the center "apologized" that it was small and featured "only" the local varieties. No apology needed! Anytime you can walk into a screened enclosure with butterflies flitting around you and soon-to-be-butterflies hanging from a wood frame...More

2  Thank Snarth
Reviewed 24 December 2015

No other barrier island, by design, has 68% of its land area protected from development and is set aside as wilderness area. Sanibel is special because SCCF is such a special organization that seeks to keep Sanibel heavily into conservation. That's why we keep going...More

Thank Sammc238
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