Among the lesser known attractions at J N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge are the Friday Lectures. The lectures are free and held twice each Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Coming up on January 17, Author Bob H. Lee will discuss his book, Backcountry Lawman; True Stories from a Florida Game Warden. On January 24, Charles LeBuff & Deborah Gleason take lectern to talk about their book,- Sanibel & Captiva Islands: A Look Back in Time.

Seating for the lectures is limited and available on a first-come basis. As providers of the True Sanibel experience, and the nearest beach resort to “Ding” Darling NWR, West Wind Island Resort on Sanibel Island is both pleased and proud to be able alert guests about events, big and small, taking place there.

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