“Captain Brian Holaway is well versed in the intricacies of our unmatched locale. He can guide to and through a multitude of out-of-the way tidal creeks, bayous, keys and islands. More important is his passionate interest and respect for the region. With unique insights from his many explorations and his studies, not only does he identify the birds and wildlife that inhabit our semi-tropical watery land, but he explains their interconnectedness to their environment and each other. In addition, he shares the fascinating history of rugged people who came long before us: Florida Native Indians, the Calusa, the Spanish, the Cubans, early homesteaders, and the wisdom evident in the growth of their culture.

You will come away with great enjoyment and a new understanding of this beautiful place and its history.”

Historian, Betty Anholt
Author of Sanibel’s Story

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Lately I have been exploring by land and sea. Revisiting black mangrove forests I haven't walked in for 15 years. In my exploring I discovered a new secret spot. I will call it Secret Spot, "Wentletrap". I remember  many young grasshoppers in that area of the island and also many moths. It was like a Charles Dickens novel, "A Tale of Two.....