Bonneted Bat Critical Habitat & New Conservation Funding

florida bonneted bat by shalana gray

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) designated 1.1 million acres of critical habitat for the Florida bonneted bat, Eumops floridanus, one of the largest and most endangered bats in North America. While no Florida bonneted bats have been observed on Sanibel, SCCF is currently establishing a monitoring regimen around Lee County to determine where individuals may be.

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Restoration Underway at Lindblad Preserve

SCCF hiking trails are an important part of giving the public opportunities to interact with the nature of Sanibel. All public SCCF hiking trails are currently open, except for those…

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Will We Get a Rainy Season This Year?

August is already half over and we aren’t seeing the usual standing water in ditches on the side of the road nor temporary wetlands filled with calling frogs and wading…

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Restoration Progressing on Puschel Preserve

Restoration efforts have been quickly progressing on the Puschel Preserve. The last of the exotic trees such as Australian pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), javaplum (Syzgium cumini) and seaside mahoe (Thespesia populnea)…

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Wildlife Adapting to Changes in Habitat

One of the most unique aspects of Sanibel Island is its freshwater system that supports rich species diversity. Hurricane Ian’s storm surge inundated most, if not all, of the freshwater…

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