J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations.
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Designated a national wildlife refuge by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Ding Darling is home to a myriad of birds, mammals, reptiles, and habitats. Pre-book a tram tour or ride a bike, hike, or kayak through the park. Closed on Fridays.
This place is a little more elaborate than a park..but the same general idea..just bigger..hiking..animal watching, and photography. On Sanibel Island!
Traffic is rough getting there, but this is a beautiful preserve. Well worth your time.
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a great spot to see local wildlife in their natural setting. You can drive through the in your vehicle and watch the incredible sights. Established in 1945, this wildlife refuge occupies one-third of Sanibel Island and is a prime spot for bird watching…
Go early before heat and traffic. Normally 45 min. drive but in season, it can take up to 60-90 minutes as there is one way and one way off island.
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