The J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of Sanibel Island’s most popular attractions and is world-renowned for its magnificent abundance of wildlife. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this refuge boasts more than 5,200 acres of protected lands where alligators, rosette spoonbills, manatees, and many other species are encountered every day! Learn about this diverse tidal mangrove ecosystem and the animals who call it home.