‘Ding’ Darling Conducts Free Summer Programs
Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks and nature crafts will highlight the free summer programming to be offered from June 19 through August 6 at J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, on Sanibel Island. The activities are made possible by support from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.
Weekly activities include Reading at the Refuge, 45-minute learning sessions focused on a refuge animal, along with a take-home craft, at 10 a.m. Wednesdays; Refuge Naturals will lead participants on one-hour tours to identify and discuss the ecosystem’s plants, mammals, birds and reptiles during Indigo Trail Hikes at 10 a.m. Thursdays; one-hour Family Beach Walks exploring the refuge’s Gulf-front Perry Tract take place at 9 a.m. Fridays; and Wildlife Wonders, an indoor program about the mysteries of manatees, alligators, crocodiles and birds in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium begin at 11 a.m. every other Saturday.
Location: 1 Wildlife Dr. For more information, call 239-472-1100 ext. 236 or visit DingDarlingSociety.org/summer-programming.