Frosty the Showman

Frosty, an 82-Year-Old Bird, Keeps Wowing the Crowds at Jungle Gardens

The sulfur-crested cockatoo is a local celebrity.

12/27/2017 By John Hardy

Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By staff

Environment

Forum Focuses on Phillippi Creek Fish Population and Stormwater Management

The next Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

12/07/2017 By staff

Energy

Workshop Covers Residential Solar Energy

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a free workshop on residential solar power on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

12/07/2017 By staff

Turing Tragic Into Teachable

New Art Exhibit Debuts at Mote This Weekend

Artist Angela Pozzi's sculptures of marine life are made entirely of plastic and other debris.

12/05/2017 By Ella Melzer

Environment

Mote Florida Keys Facility Earns LEED Gold Certification

The building features increased energy efficiency, a rooftop solar array, captured rainwater, native landscaping, recycled materials and more.

12/04/2017 By staff

Science

Mote Librarian Elected to Library Consortium Board

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Kay Garsnett recently joined the board of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.

12/01/2017 By staff

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Things to Do With Kids

Sarasota has plenty for kids to do.

11/30/2017

Insider's Guide 2017

Famed Lippizzan Stallions Train in Myakka City

Lipizzan stallions are renowned for their muscular bodies and graceful moves.

11/30/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Beaches

Our beaches are the real stars of Sarasota.

11/30/2017

Insider's Guide 2017

The Drum Circle is a Siesta Key Beach Institution

Siesta’s Drum Circle offers free-flowing fun at sunset.

11/30/2017 By Pam Daniel

Insider's Guide 2017

Our Beaches are a Prime Nesting Site for Endangered Sea Turtles

Our beaches are a prime nesting site for endangered sea turtles.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Outdoor Resources

In Sarasota, there's plenty to do outside—from biking to water sports to festivals.

11/30/2017

Insider's Guide 2017

Meet the Threatened Florida Scrub Jay

The population has declined 90 percent since the turn of the last century.

11/29/2017 By Rick Morgan

Insider's Guide 2017

Sarasota Bay Explorers Voyages Reveal Mesmerizing Marine Life

Sarasota Bay Explorers’ 40-foot covered pontoon boats launch daily two-hour eco-tours.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Where and How to Camp at Myakka River State Park

From barebones basics to rustic comfort, find your site in the park.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

Some Lucky People Don't Just Work at Myakka—They Live There

“Your back yard is the park."

11/29/2017 By Susan Burns

Into the Wild

Five Great Ways to Navigate Myakka River State Park

Walk, paddle, ride, boat.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

What to Look For on Myakka's Canopy Walkway

The walkway is one of the park's most popular attractions.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling