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– Last year’s first place winner by Michael Dougherty of Clarkston, Michigan

If you will be relaxing at West Wind Island Resort on Sanibel Island anytime through Sept 15, 2014, be sure to visit “Ding” Darling NWR and be sure to take your camera. A photograph of nature you shoot in the Refuge may win the”Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest for 2014. For more information, including rules and entry requirements, go to “Ding” Darling Society web page. West Wind Island Resort is the ideal place for anyone visiting the Refuge to stay since it is the nearest Sanibel beach resort to the entrance.