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Blue Goose Bicycle Tenders, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR
N 26° 26.917 W 082° 06.960
17R E 388736 N 2925849
Quick Description: Bicycle tenders located on a hiking/biking path at "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2018 8:21:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMZG3R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
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Long Description:
Located at the intersection of the Indigo Trail and the Wildlife Education Boardwalk is a series of bicycle tenders. Painted blue and with a cutout of a goose, each tender is designed to look like the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge symbol.

The Blue Goose has been the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System since it first was drawn in 1934 by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist J.N. “Ding” Darling, one of the greatest proponents of wildlife conservation in the 20th century.

Darling was the first chief of the U.S. Biological Survey, the forerunner of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His original drawing was a black and white rendition of the Canada Goose which was facing severe decimation at the time. Years later the symbol was changed to the color blue.

It seems only fitting that these bicycle tenders would be designed utilizing the symbol that was created by the very individual that this refuge is named in honor of.
TYPE: Animal

AMMENITIES: Dedicated bike paths

NEARBY: Other (describe below)

OTHER (What else is nearby?): National Wildlife Refuge visitors center, birdwatching locations, trails and boardwalks

How much do you pay for gasoline?: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Did you ride your bike to get here?: No


OTHER: Not listed

IF NO, WHY NOT? (just kidding): Not listed

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