Winter Programs at “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge

J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge Winter Programs

 J. N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida, United States of America, North AmericaUntil the 3rd of April, daily tours and programs are offered throughout the day, Monday to Saturday, at the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge. All programs are free of charge and family friendly, although entrance fees do apply for tours that meet on Wildlife Drive. Tours run an hour to an hour and a half.

Daily tours include:

  • Beach Walk
  • Biking the Refuge Tour
  • Birding the Refuge Tour
  • Birds & Wildlife Tour
  • Calusa Shell Mound Trail Tour
  • Indigo Trail Hike
  • Bailey Tract Tour

Daily programs are also offered until April 3rd. Programs are held at the Cross Dike Pavilion on Wildlife Drive, and in the Education Center, and run 30 minutes.

Program topics include:

  • Birds of the Refuge
  • Endangered Species
  • Florida Manatees
  • Gators and Crocs
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Family Craft & Story
  • Florida’s Venomous Wildlife
  • Birds of Prey of Southwest Florida
  • Nature Photography
  • Shorebirds of the Refuge

Sanibel is fortunate to have a resource the caliber of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge on our island. Take advantage of these tours and programs, and the naturalists who present them, and learn some incredible facts about nature in southwest Florida and Sanibel!

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Map

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