Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Dolphin-Watching Tour in Sarasota Bay

Bring the kids along for a thrilling, pirate-themed dolphin tour with Siesta Key Aqua Adventures.

08/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Nature

Sarasota County Buys 40 Acres for Environmental Conservation

The property links the existing Old Miakka Preserve to 120,000 acres of conserved land near the Myakka River and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

08/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park

Oscar Scherer State Park has many shaded trails that are perfect for hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.

08/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Climbing at TreeUmph! Adventure Course

TreeUmph! will have you swinging through the treetops, climbing challenging obstacles and cruising down fun ziplines.

07/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Relax at a Free Outdoor Yoga Class

Find a moment of zen at a free outdoor yoga class, held at Sarasota-Manatee beaches and parks.

07/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Lace Up Our Running Shoes to Help Sea Turtles

Mote's 34th annual Run for the Turtles has gone virtual, meaning you can participate anytime, anywhere.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Paddle Boarding Through Lido Key's Mangroves

Beat the heat and enjoy beautiful scenery while paddle boarding Lido Key's mangrove tunnels.

07/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

Climb aboard

New Treehouse-Themed Playground at Pioneer Park Unveiled

After a suspicious fire torched the old playground, a new state-of-the-art playground has taken its place.

10/02/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Im-peck-able

Nine Ways to 'Birdscape' Your Yard

We learned the laws of (bird) attraction from ecology expert Dr. Katherine Clements.

08/07/2019 By Hanna Powers

Bite squad

Shark Days Return to Mote Marine

Mote scientist Robert Hueter tells us why it's actually a good sign to see sharks swimming in the Gulf.

07/31/2019 By Hanna Powers

Shell Yeah

Free MarineMax Classes Help Women Boaters Feel More Confident on the Water

The quarterly, small-group classes are taught by U.S. Coast Guard captains.

07/11/2019 By Hanna Powers

Making plans

Mote Celebrates World Oceans Day With a Family-Friendly Festival

The event takes place this Saturday, June 8.

06/04/2019 By Hanna Powers

And They're Off!

Free One-Mile Beach Runs Begin This Month

Hundreds of families turn out for the free weekly one-mile fun runs.

05/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Nature Watch

A Glimpse Into a Lido Beach Eagle Nest

A Sarasota resident observed and photographed a family of eagles over the course of the past month.

05/20/2019 By Olivia Letts

Gear Up!

Essential Gear for Any Bike Ride

From shoes to water bottles, here's how to stay cool, calm and confident on your biking adventure.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Happy Trails

The Ultimate Guide to Biking in Sarasota

Biking is the perfect way to appreciate our region.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Happy Trails

The Ultimate Guide to Biking in Sarasota

Biking is the perfect way to appreciate our region.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Politics

Luncheon to Offer 'Big Ideas for Improving Water Quality'

Next month's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a panel that includes Margaret Good, Jon Thaxton and Chuck Walter.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Siesta Ranked the 15th Most Affordable Beach in the U.S.

To create the list, researchers examined the cost of parking, sunscreen, water, fish tacos, beer, cocktails and accommodations.

03/06/2019 By Staff