Plenty of activity on the beach and around the pool while the temps up north are beyond cold, today is perfect at Ocean’s Reach!
If you have never had the opportunity to study the delightful butterflies we all see in our gardens, then you should take the time to visit the new business which just opened in downtown Ft. Myers on Fowler Street in the river district. It is an ecco friendly butterfly garden called Butterfly Estates which is home to many varieties of butterflies. There is a wonderful dining area that serves both breakfast and lunch which you can enjoy while being surrounded by these lovely, gentle creatures. There is also a ecco friendly gift store on the premises along with an ice cream shop and a fudge shop. This is an absolutely beautiful experience, and our thanks to the Butterfly Estates for making this experience available to all.
The Periwinkle Park and Camp Ground located on Sanibel Island is a must see for all visitors. It offers the wonderful opportunity to many who would prefer to get back to nature, by providing camping facilities, for the short term visit, a place to park your camper or motor home for the winter months, or even the chance to own a permanent place in the park. The owner is a naturalist who loves to raise birds,which he sells or keeps. If you have ever been lucky enough to visit Jerry’s Supermarket on Sanibel, then you know the birds we speak of. They are magnificent creatures to watch and take a little of the stress out of grocery shopping. Every morning at about 9:30 a lady who is an avid bird enthusiast also, arrives to feed the birds, all the while giving a wonderful discertation on the traits of each bird and their personalities.There are other beautiful creatures to meet also including the interesting Lemurs. So for a fun and informational tour, stop by some morning and meet some members of the community.
The weather for the Sanibel area has been extraordinary! We have had fifteen days straight of eighty degree weather with only two nearing seventy -five and now back up to eighty again. The sun is spectacular and the shells are still piling up, so come on down and join us for the best stretch of weather we have had in quite awhile. A heartfelt thanks to our wonderful Mother Nature!