Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 6 on Captiva

We planned a busy day for today.  We attended 2 lectures,  one at 10AM and another at 1PM. The first stop was at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation for a talk by Mark "Bird" Westall about the eagles of Sanibel and Captiva. There are four nesting eagle pairs here.  He is an expert on opreys and eagles and also owner of  Canoe and Adventure Company.  The talk included a bit of history of eagles on the island and a new attempt of using man made nesting sites for eagles.

We made a quick stop for lunch at the house and headed back to our second stop.

The second talk was at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Education Center by Charles LeBuff  about the history of the refuge and Sanibel Island .  He was part of the first staff at the refuge and author of "Images of America: J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge".
The talk was very informative and we enjoy hearing about the history of the island.

     Charles LeBuff on left  and
                               Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik in center

We then stopped at Timbers to purchase some fresh grouper for dinner. We planned to spend the afternoon on the beach but clouds rolled in and changed our plans. I spent the afternoon catching up with blog postings.

Dinner tonight was Panko Encrusted Grouper served with fried corn and a chopped salad (Bravo Style) with balsamic vinaigrette and hot rolls.  This was a great home cooked dinner.

1 comment:

Betty Benton said...

Yummy sounding supper! Can we join you tomorrow night?