Â Â Photo by William Fischer
Make plans now to attend the 5th annual fundraiser for the â€śDingâ€ť Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) on Tuesday, February 8 at The Community House on Sanibel Island.
Go Wild For â€śDingâ€ť â€“ Give A Hoot continues a series of bird-themed events to benefit birds, wildlife, conservation and education efforts at the refuge.
â€śFor this yearâ€™s theme, we showcase the five species of native Florida owls,â€ť said Birgie Miller, DDWS executive director. â€śThey include the barn, barred, burrowing, Eastern screech and great horned owl. Plan on joining us for tasty dishes from our local restaurants, a unique silent auction, live entertainment and our always exciting live auction. Jim Sprankle has already promised us an owl feather pin for the live auction. The winner becomes a member of the prestigious Sprankle Feather Club, which flocks together once a year for a special event.â€ť
â€śSeating is limited and we once again anticipate a sold-out crowd,â€ť said event committee member and DDWS president Doris Hardy. â€śWe encourage people to reserve early.â€ť
The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel.Â For more information, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org.