Good News

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Releases Loggerhead Turtle Into the Ocean

Chipi the turtle previously showed lethargy and neurologic issues likely due to red tide exposure.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Beach Tale

One Last Sunset at North Lido Beach

Isaac Eger takes a last legal walk on the beach.

03/23/2020 With Isaac Eger

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: A Purple Sunset on Siesta Key

Consider this your daily moment of zen.

03/19/2020 By Staff

Battle for Bromeliads

Weevils Are Destroying Florida's Bromeliads. What Can We Do?

In some places, bromeliad populations are down as much as 90 percent.

03/02/2020 By Dyllan Furness

Fighting Fire With Fire

Florida Is Burning, and That's a Good Thing

Throughout Florida’s history, its ecology has been entangled with fire.

02/28/2020 By Isaac Eger

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

12 Wild Animals You Might See in the Everglades

Keep your eyes peeled for alligators, crocodiles, otters, deer, birds and more.

02/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rising Tide

How Climate Change Threatens the Everglades

According to experts, improving the flow of freshwater through the Everglades presents the best chance of staving off dramatic effects from climate change.

02/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Living Garden

Bishop Museum Hosts Think & Drink/Science Event on Carnivorous Plants

Join permaculturist Kenny Coogan to learn about Florida's most unusual plants in a fun, casual setting.

02/20/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Environment

'Beach University' Returns in March

Hour-long outdoor sessions feature hands-on curriculum related to the coastal environment and how best to care for its ecology.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Pardon my take

Mote Otters Make Super Bowl Picks

Huck, Pippi and Jane offer their takes on who's going to win Super Bowl LIV this Sunday.

01/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Flying Free

Butterfly House to Be Part of Dalí Exhibition at Selby Gardens

The gardens will erect a structure filled with Florida native butterflies and plants.

01/22/2020 By Staff

Cat Fight

Groups Sue to Protect Endangered Florida Panthers from Road Project

The lawsuit challenges road-widening projects that would put the big cats in danger.

01/17/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

Sarasota Celebrates Arbor Day With a Scavenger Hunt

The county's third annual "Tree Quest" is an interactive, educational way to learn about trees.

01/16/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Environment

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Reaches Agreement for Acquisition of Everglades Wetlands

The purchase would save 20,000 acres from oil drilling.

01/15/2020 By Staff

Earth Day

Enter Our Earth Day Photo Contest!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Sarasota Magazine is inviting amateur and professional photographers to showcase the beauty of our natural environment.

01/07/2020

Flower Power

Sarasota Orchid Society Hosts Annual Orchids in Paradise Show

Orchids in Paradise is perfect for avid collectors and hobbyist alike.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Marine corps

Mote Summit Aims to Encourage (and Fund) Innovative Youth Conservation Projects

Over the last nine years, the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit has awarded 140 mini-grants to help young people start environmental initiatives.

12/04/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Shade-y Spot

Only in Sarasota: The Shrine to Lost Sunglasses

A rusty chain-link barrier held a row of sunglasses—perhaps washed ashore by the waves and assembled by an artistic beachgoer

12/03/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Plant This

A Venice Beautification Project Helps Fight Climate Change

When completed, the new Venice Urban Forest will cover nearly 1.8 miles and provide shelter for insects, birds and other animals.

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fine Feathered Friends

The Sarasota Audubon Society Prepares For Its Annual Christmas Bird Count

Sarasota is known for some of the best bird watching in Florida.

12/02/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson