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Many Free Ways to Experience ‘Ding’ Darling Refuge

Jan 02, 2015 03:28AM

From birding and biking the refuge to learning about gators and crocs, many free programs and tours at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, on Sanibel Island, will begin on January 6 and run through April 12. Daily programs start at 8:30 a.m. and include such topics as Nature Photography, Plants of the Bailey Tract Tour, Calusa Shell Mound Trail Tour, Florida’s Venomous Wildlife and Family Craft & Story Time.

“We have something for visitors of all ages,” says Refuge Education Specialist Ranger Becky Wolff Larkins. “The free refuge programs and tours last anywhere from a half-hour to two hours.”

Free educational programs are made possible through support from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.

Location: 1 Wildlife Dr. For more information or to make a tax-deductible gift, call 239-292-0566, email [email protected] or visit

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