Travel & Outdoors

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Join the Lakewood Ranch Mindful Triathlon

The second annual Mindful Triathlon includes a virtual 5k, meditation and yoga at Bob Gardner Park on Saturday, November 14.

11/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

A Match Made in Heaven

Mote, Waterlust Partner to Create Eagle Ray-Themed Workout Gear

Turns out, eagle rays' distinctive spots make perfect patterns.

11/10/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

Hive Helpers

How to Recycle All Those Political Signs—and Help Honeybees, Too

Donate your signs to Sarasota Honey Company, where they'll help keep bees warm.

11/06/2020 By Megan McDonald

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go to Folk School at Crowley Museum and Nature Center

Live the life of a pioneer through Crowley's canning, sewing, soap-carving and crocheting classes.

11/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

It's Election Day. Let's Go Take a Hike.

Stop refreshing Twitter and recharge in nature at Oscar Scherer State Park or Myakka River State Park.

11/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Parks to Play In

Enjoy Robinson Preserve, a Rare Coastal Habitat, by Boat or on Foot

Formerly agricultural cropland, the preserve is being restored as salt marsh, one of the rarest coastal habitats.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Slip Away Into Nature at Scherer Thaxton Preserve

This 287-acre preserve off Honore Avenue is adjacent to Oscar Scherer State Park.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Five Wonderful Preserves to Explore

It’s great to live in a community with places like this to still the mind and stir the soul.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy Photography by Everett Dennison

Parks to Play In

Hike or Bike Through Rothenbach Park's Gorgeous Oak Hammock

A series of trails at the site of the former county landfill provides access to some of the nicest woodlands around.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Enjoy Robinson Preserve, a Rare Coastal Habitat, by Boat or on Foot

This 62-acre preserve along the south shore of the Manatee River is a popular place to hike, kayak and paddleboard.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Rescue Mission

Wildlife Inc. Has Been Rescuing Wildlife Since 1988

In 2019, 3,000 rescues were performed, and about 80 percent of those were released into the wild.

11/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Parks to Play In

Hike—or Drive—to Emerson Point Preserve, a Native American Temple Mound

A highlight is the sandy shoreline at the westernmost tip, with Robinson Preserve and DeSoto Memorial across the river and Anna Maria Island and the Sunshine Skyway in the distance.

10/31/2020 By John McCarthy

Exploring the Green Banana

Mote Scientists Dive Into the Green Banana, One of the World’s Deep Blue Holes

Shaped like an hourglass, the hole starts about 150 feet below the surface and goes down to a 425-foot depth. It had never been explored scientifically before this summer.

10/31/2020 By Susan Burns

Climate

Climate Adaptation Center Launches Website on Oct. 30

Find out more about the organization in two Zoom events tomorrow. (And guess what? It's not all bad news.)

10/29/2020 By Susan Burns

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Camping on Siesta Key

The Turtle Beach campground has direct beach access and activities for the whole family.

10/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Ride Electric Bikes on Siesta Key Beach

Cruise along Siesta's white sand on an electric bike with Endless Summer SRQ.

10/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Announces Myakka Headwaters Protected

The 363 acres at the headwaters of the Myakka River in Myakka City are next to the 2,300-acre Flatford Swamp, the river's largest forested wetland.

10/21/2020 By Staff

Awards

Conservation Foundation Announces 2020 Conservation Honorees

The Manatee Fish & Game Association and Beautiful Ponds were both honored at the foundation's virtual Conservation Reception.

10/16/2020 By Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Biplane Tour of Sarasota

Soar above Sarasota's most beautiful attractions in an open cockpit biplane.

10/14/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on Sunset Gondola Ride

Experience an authentic Italian gondola ride right here in Sarasota with Sarasota Gondola's tours.

10/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth