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9th Annual Chrysalis Awards celebrate best of business and tourism


The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce honored six local individuals and businesses who positively influence Lee County. They received Chrysalis Awards today at the Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village with IBERIABANK as the presenting sponsor. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Gopher Tortoise (#18-0633)


From a longevity standpoint, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is regarded as a prehistoric creature since it has been roaming coastal dunes, upland dunes, upland forests and sandhills of the southern United States region for thousands of years. These reptiles can live up to and beyond 60 years of age but, as a species, their population is declining and their status is considered threatened in Florida and Georgia. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Baby Birds


It is said that springtime represents new beginnings. In the wild, that phrase translates to newborns as many animals give birth to their young at this time of year. In the spring In the spring months, some of the most common patients CROW officials see at the hospital are baby birds when many species – including common grackles, northern mockingbirds and mourning doves – have begun to hatch. more...

CROW holds Annual Membership Meeting


The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) held its 2017 Membership Meeting at CROW’s Visitor Education Center on March 28, 2018. Those in attendance included members, staff, and the board of the directors. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Sora (#18-0588)


The sora (Porzana carolina) is a robin-sized bird that is small and chubby with long toes. From the rail family, this secretive brown-and-gray marsh bird is said to have features of a chicken due to the way it walks slowly through shallow wetlands. more...