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From the Island Sun Newspaper
While spring generally means an exodus of snowbirds from Sanibel, it means a proliferation of other birds – namely, baby birds.
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is in desperate need of volunteers to help feed the 110 baby animals currently housed at its facility. In addition to 27 songbirds, a total of 11 owls and doves, 10 raccoons and 62 opposums presently call CROW home.
Many are healthy babies that concerned people have brought to CROW believing they were abandoned or orphaned, while some are being treated for various health issues. "We are 10 times busier now than we are during the winter months and this is when the majority of our volunteers leave for the summer," said CROW Hospital Director Heather Barron.
"Baby birds need to be fed every half hour and we do not have enough volunteers and staff to maintain this pace," she said. In addition to feeding the baby animals, CROW needs volunteers willing to act as foster parents.
If you are able to help CROW feed or foster these babies, call 472- 3644.
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(AP) — Visit the beaches on this Gulf Coast barrier island and you're likely to see people doing the . That's the term for the bent-at-the-waist posture used to collect seashells on , which bills itself as one of the best shelling locations in the world click HERE for the full article
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SANIBEL ISLAND, FL. NOV. 27, 2012 - Trae Zipperer, Real Estate Broker Associate will utilize the services of John R. Wood , Island Real Estate to take his flourishing Business to the next level. Trae’s trademark is Waterfront Authority® and he backs that up with more than $150,000,000 in total sales volume for waterfront properties. His sales each year put him at the top tier in the Association of Realtors. Trae says, “ The John R Wood brand really impressed me along with the productivity of the agents. I’m very enthused to be a part of the company… I did this because it made sense for me but also for my customers.”
Trae was literally born on the waterfront here in SW Florida, so it should come as no surprise that his chosen career path and personal lifestyle became dedicated to waterfront property and everything related to saltwater. As an avid boater, fisherman, Trae is familiar with water depths, tide changes, water quality, and wildlife species.
Trae served the United State Navy for four years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz CVN-68 before earning his BSBA at the University of Central Florida and then his MBA at Harvard Business School.
“Sellers call Trae because of his vast waterfront experience, buyers call him because he is extremely knowledgeable. Trae’s referral business is confirmation to me that he does a fabulous job with the customers. He is going to be a real asset to out company”, says Jay Richter, Managing Broker.
John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL. 33957