Travel & Outdoors

Bay fever

Bay Team Unveils Changes to Phase One Plans

The tweaks include moving the concession stand and restrooms, narrowing sections of the spiral boardwalk and more.

08/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big Cats

Why Are Panthers and Bobcats Suddenly Stumbling and Falling Down in Sarasota County?

Researchers are investigating why the big cats are experiencing neurological damage.

08/21/2019 By Megan McDonald

Under the weather

Researchers Predict Increased Chance of Heightened Hurricane Season

A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report puts the risk of an "above average" Atlantic hurricane season at 45 percent.

08/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sustainability

Registration Is Open for Sarasota County's 2019 Sustainability Workshop

The theme of this year's workshop is "Growing Greener Generations."

08/16/2019 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Sets All-Time Passenger Record for July

Last month, 147,068 traveled through the airport.

08/16/2019 By Staff

Baywatch

Annual Scallop Search Scheduled for August 24

The annual event helps monitor the health of the bay.

08/12/2019 By Staff

Sea Turtles

Mote Declares Record-Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Sarasota Area

And for the first time in the program’s history, there are at least two green sea turtle nests in every region in Mote’s area of monitoring.

08/07/2019 By Staff

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

Red Tide

DeSantis Announces 11 Appointments to Revived Red Tide Task Force

The task force had previously been inactive and without funding until its re-organization by FWC.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Summertime sadness

How to Survive a Breakup, Sarasota Style

You might get through the five stages of post-breakup blues quicker if you follow our suggestions.

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Seeks Public Input

The foundation invites community members to share their perspectives on the direction of land conservation at two "community listening sessions" this month.

08/02/2019 By Staff

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints Chief Resilience Officer

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat is tasked with preparing Florida for the environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Where Are Sarasotans Supposed to Retire?

Mr. C has a suggestion: Mount Dora.

08/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Accreditation

The Ringling Receives Level 2 Aboretum Accreditation

To become accredited, an arboretum is required to have a minimum of 100 species, varieties or cultivars of trees or woody plants.

08/01/2019 By Staff

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

Frequent Flyer

Seven Travel Items That Make Flight Time More Pleasant

About to hop on a long flight? Consider stocking up on these goods to make the trip go smoothly.

07/30/2019 By Hanna Powers

Straw poll

What Your Straw Says About You

So you've made the decision to ditch plastic straws. Great. But what type of straw alternative should you opt for?

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 543 Acres in the Myakka Region

Conserving the land enables the core of the 2,500-acre Tatum Sawgrass marsh to be restored, and will reduce flooding downstream, increase habitat for animals, and improve the health and vitality of the Myakka River.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Let's make some black gold

Free Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs of Composting

Don't be that person trying to compost a Starbucks cup. Learn the basics from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

07/12/2019 By Olivia Letts