Travel & Outdoors

Dedications

Bill Robinson Lakeside Loop Will Be Dedicated Jan. 29

Robinson was the founder of Fit2Run and established Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton.

01/21/2022 By Staff

Our Squirrels, Ourselves

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Squirrel

It’s all about understanding urban wildlife—and the occasional sausage.

01/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects 14.38 Acres in Manatee County

The newly protected land is located between Braden River Park and the Honi Hanta Girl Scout Camp.

01/18/2022 Photography by Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Finishes 2021 With Record-Breaking Numbers

In 2022, plans include a new ground transportation facility, improved and expanded concessions, and a new ground-level terminal.

01/14/2022 By Staff

Birds Are Real

Global Warming and Population Growth Are Impacting Local Bird Numbers

Volunteers tallied 165 species and about 30,000 birds at the Sarasota Audubon's Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 1.

01/12/2022 By Susan Burns

Hats Off

Sarasota Architecture Gets a Shout Out in The New York Times' Annual Travel Feature

Our town's commitment to preserving its Sarasota School of Architecture buildings landed it on the list of "52 Places for a Changed World."

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Teed up

Plans to Renovate Bobby Jones Golf Complex Get the Green Light

After years of neglect and delays, the Sarasota City Commission approved plans to move forward with renovations and conservation of the 300-acre property.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

New Travel Company Launches in Sarasota

Owner Taryn Daley has worked as a luxury travel advisor for the past nine years.

01/10/2022 By Staff

Nature

Manatee County Parks Will Celebrate Arbor Day with a Scavenger Hunt

UF/IFAS Extension and Manatee County Parks will host a community-wide scavenger hunt for native trees.

01/07/2022 By Staff

Nature

'Fire Fest' Will Educate Public About Prescribed Burns

The family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29.

01/04/2022 By Staff

Energy

New College Student Awarded Federal Grant for Solar Carport

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt invented GismoPower, a portable, solar-powered carport.

01/04/2022 By Staff

Consider the Shrimp

Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World’s Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

01/04/2022 By Alexander Lobrano

The Big Story

How the Brian Laundrie Case Hurt Florida

A manhunt, a dead body and a media frenzy over the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie tragedy have scarred Carlton Reserve, of our state's most beautiful parks.

12/31/2021 By Isaac Eger

Conservation

New Project Launching to Benefit Manatees in Southwest Florida

The initiative will connect locals to a manatee habitat restoration in the Warm Mineral Springs Creek and Salt Creek areas.

12/21/2021 By Staff

Free & Freeish

Great Things to Do in Sarasota for Under $10

Sometimes the best things in life are free (or freeish).

12/21/2021

Event

Sarasota Tiger Bay Panel Will Discuss the Growing Privatization of Local and State Public Beaches

Some people have been arrested for walking on Sarasota beaches they’ve used for years. Why is this happening—and is it legal?

12/17/2021 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Passenger Numbers Up 203 Percent in November 2021

In November, 321,643 passengers traveled through the airport.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Travel

AAA: 109 Million Americans to Travel for Year-End Holidays

In Florida, more than 5.9 million people are predicted to travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2—35 percent higher than in 2020.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Jelks Family Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used for conservation of priority land in Manatee County.

12/14/2021 By Staff

The Party's Over

What Happened to the Longboat Key Peacocks?

Only 10 to 12 males remain.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto