J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

JN DING DARLINGJ.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of the main highlights of visiting Sanibel Island. This 6,300-acre wildlife preserve is home to 238 species of birds, 50 types of reptiles, and 32 different kinds of mammals. Visitors experience this refuge in a variety of different ways. There are walking and biking paths, or if you don’t feel that ambitious, you can relax in the comfort of your own car.

Another perfect Florida vacation idea is the Tarpon Bay Explorers narrated tram tours, as well as canoe and kayak tours, to educate visitors on all of the different species of plant and animal life that abound. Get up close and personal with the refuge’s marine life at Tarpon Bay Explorers’ marine life touch tank! “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of Florida’s most treasured spots that you will not want to miss! Its tranquil atmosphere makes one stop to think, “This is how life is supposed to be!”



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