Travel & Outdoors

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

The 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

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Play Tennis at G.T. Bray Park

Hit the courts at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton after you've enjoyed your Thanksgiving feast.

11/25/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

Environment

State Awards $55,000 Grant to Sarasota for Tree Management

The grant will allow the city to create an inventory of trees, identify diseased and dangerous trees, and plant new trees in low-income areas.

11/23/2020 By Staff

Rescue Mission

Mote Caring for Six Cold-Stunned Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

The six turtles in Mote's care have been nicknamed Art, Blue Spruce, Fraser, Douglas, Canaan and Noble.

11/23/2020 By Staff

Parks to Play In

Walk Into the Past at Historic Spanish Point

This 30-acre bayfront sanctuary is authentic Old Florida at its finest.

11/21/2020 By John McCarthy

Environment

Sarasota County Acquires 100 Acres for Conservation

The county recently acquired 20 acres along the Myakka River and 80 acres in the Old Miakka area.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Float On

What It's Like to Canoe Down the Peace River

Our writer spent eight miles cruising through alligator territory—and enjoying the gorgeous scenery.

11/20/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Holiday Travel

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Here’s How to Do It Safely

Traveling during the pandemic is a different beast, psychologically, emotionally and logistically.

11/19/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

Travel

Southwest Airlines Announces SRQ Flights

The initial flight schedules include Houston, Chicago, Baltimore/Washington and Nashville, and will begin Feb. 14, 2021.

11/19/2020 By Staff

Parks and Rec

Florida’s Greenways and Trails Record 10 Million Annual Visitors

There are more than 7,500 miles of land-based trails in Florida, and an additional 4,000 miles of designated paddling trails.

11/18/2020 By Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Explore Palma Sola Botanical Park

Stop and smell the flowers at this free botanical park in northwest Bradenton.

11/18/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

Allegiant Adds Service to Boston From SRQ

It's the airline's 22nd nonstop route from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

11/16/2020 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Reopens Amenities

This includes valet parking, premium shade lot, shuttle bus service, and restaurants and gift shops.

11/13/2020 By Staff

Travel

Southwest Airlines to Begin Service From SRQ Airport Next Year

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport will be Southwest's 10th Florida airport.

11/12/2020 By Staff