In Case You Missed It

We Saw the Elusive Night-Blooming Cereus Last Weekend

This otherworldly flower only blooms once a year at midnight.

05/26/2020 By Isaac Eger

Done Deal

Conservation Foundation Hits Fundraising Goal to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has secured the $1.5 million it needs to permanently preserve 5,777 acres of land in North Port.

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Welcome Back!

The Ringling and Selby Gardens Reopen to the Public May 27

Both venues have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reopen with some new practices.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Good News

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects Felts Audubon Preserve

The 29-acre public preserve is known for its walking trails and bird-watching opportunities.

05/20/2020 By Staff

Baby Bird Spotting

For Many Birds, Nesting Season Is Here

We asked the Sarasota Audubon Society chapter what birds we might see and hear on our nature walks.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Now or Never

The Race Is on to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch Forever

To seal the deal, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast must raise $300,000 before the end of the month.

05/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Stargaze

Celebrate National Astronomy Day with The Bishop Museum

Learn all about the night sky with these free virtual lectures on Saturday, May 2.

04/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Two birds, one stone

New College Economist Says a Massive 'Green Stimulus' Could Boost the Economy

"It has never been cheaper to invest in the green economy we need," says Mark Paul.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q&A

'We're Going Backwards': A Climate Change Expert Sounds the Alarm

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we asked one of the authors of a major climate change report for an update on how we're doing.

04/21/2020 By Megan McDonald

Earth Day 2020

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and Nature Has Never Been More Needed Than Now

We’ve assembled a collection of stories and photos about our precious environment, from the threats we face to the natural wonders we cherish in Southwest Fl...

04/21/2020

Into the Woods

Photos: The Natural Beauty of Myakka River State Park

Let’s go exploring.

04/21/2020

Generation climate

Sarasota Teens Have Become Leaders in the Fight to Slow Climate Change

Sarasota Students 4 Climate organizes "climate strike" protests in downtown Sarasota.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Turtle Power

First Sea Turtle Nest of the Season Reported on Siesta Key

Now in its 39th year, all sea turtle monitoring is conducted with permission from local government to allow access to closed beaches.

04/20/2020 By Staff

🐢🐢🐢

It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season Again

The sea turtle beach patrols are already walking the beaches. Lucky them!

04/15/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Fast Track

Stanley Bond Named Superintendent of De Soto National Memorial

Prior to joining De Soto National Memorial, Bond was the NPS chief archeologist and departmental consulting archeologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

04/08/2020 By Staff

Moonstruck

Catch a Glimpse of the Full Pink Super Moon Tonight

The largest full moon of the year will rise tonight. It symbolizes renewal and rebirth.

04/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Natural Wonders

See the Winning Photos and Finalists From Our Earth Day Photo Contest

Congratulations to all our winners.

04/01/2020

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