Editors' Picks

What We're Loving in Sarasota This Month

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there's much joy to be found.

02/06/2021 By The Editors

Green Goodness

Sarasota Farm Helps Veterans Heal From Trauma and Find Work

Operation Eco Vets works with Easterseals Southwest Florida to provide fresh produce and help veterans in need.

02/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Fun new exhibits at Mote and the Bishop, ballet and contemporary dance performances, choral concerts and more.

01/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Parks and Rec

Foundation Seeks Specialty License Plate to Support Florida State Parks

If passed, bills in the Florida House and Senate will authorize a specialty license plate to provide significant funding to protect and preserve Florida’s state parks.

01/27/2021 By Staff

Legacy Trail

Sarasota County Seeks Naming Submissions for Legacy Trail Extension Trailheads

Submissions are sought in the following categories: geographic location, historical value, and individual or group.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Rescue Mission

Mote, FWC Rescue Two Cold-Stressed Manatees in Sarasota This Week

Both manatees have been successfully transferred to ZooTampa's David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center for treatment.

01/15/2021 By Megan McDonald

Environment

Foundation Releases Playbook for Healthy Waterways

The online manual is a comprehensive list of recommended activities to reduce and remove manmade nutrient pollution in the region’s waterways.

01/14/2021 By Staff

Wildlife

Mote Releases Recovered Sea Turtle on Longboat Key

Connor, who was brought to Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital in September, was released into the Gulf of Mexico with a satellite tag this morning.

01/13/2021 By Megan McDonald

Grants

Selby Foundation Awards $75,000 Grant for Lake Osprey Fishing Pier

The pier, apart from being an added attraction for park visitors, will also be used for school visits to teach children how to fish, as well as about the value of the park's habitats.

01/06/2021 By Staff

My Octopus Friend

'The Octopus and Me': One-on-One With Mote's Curious Mollusk

The life of this octopus is structured around play—it needs to keep its mind active.

01/01/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Snorkeling Trip to Egmont Key

Coastline Excursions offer guided tours from Anna Maria Island to Egmont Key.

12/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Bouncing back

Customers Come Through for Local Farm After It Was Robbed

Jessica's Organic Farm has been asking for support from the community, and the community has delivered.

12/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Wings Up

Venice Named a 'Monarch City'

Nearly a billion monarch butterflies have disappeared since 1990. The City of Venice wants to help the population recover.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

The Flash

The Flash of Green at Sunset? It's Real

The brief phenomenon results from the refraction of sunlight.

12/01/2020 By Pam Daniel

Birds on the Beach

13 Birds You'll Spot on Local Beaches

Sarasota Audubon Society’s Kylie Wilson spots some shore-loving species.

12/01/2020 With Kylie Wilson

In Living Color

Florida's Flowering Trees Are a Splashy Sight to Behold

Who needs New England in October when you can enjoy a whole host of flowering trees that provide bright bursts of color year-round?

12/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Research

Mote Marks 50 Years of Studying Dolphins in Sarasota Bay

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program was founded at Mote Marine Laboratory in 1970.

12/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

The next generation

Ocean Conservation Summit Celebrates 10 Years of Inspiring Young Activists

In its first decade, the annual summit held at Mote has had a big impact around the country.

12/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Finally!

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Over

This year's season broke records.

11/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Take a hike

Thanksgiving Is the Perfect Day to Visit a State Park

It's become an annual tradition for my family to head out to Myakka River State Park on Thanksgiving Day.

11/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker