Irrigation

Southwest Florida Water Management District Encourages Smart Lawn Watering This Summer

"Watch the weather, wait to water," plus other tips.

06/11/2019 By Staff

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

Lost World

Remnants of Ancient Civilizations Are Still Around Us, But They’re Vanishing Fast

There are 319 officially recognized archaeological sites in Sarasota County, and 66 of them are likely to contain human remains.

05/30/2019 By Brad Edmonson

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Five Reasons to Love Sarasota Summers

Yes, it's hot—but the crowds have waned, too.

05/30/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

NOAA Predicts 'Near-Normal' 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30.

05/23/2019 By Staff

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

Hurricanes

University of Florida Encourages Floridians to Prepare Early for Hurricane Season

The university's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has put together a website with tips and information.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Turtle Power

Two Leatherback Turtle Nests Discovered on Local Beaches

It's an extremely rare occurrence.

05/08/2019 By Megan McDonald

Environment

New Report Details 'Unprecedented' Natural Decline

The U.N. report finds that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades—more than ever before in human history.

05/06/2019 By Staff

Happy Trails

Five Bike Trails to Please Any Kind of Rider

We’ve found five rides off the beaten path, from urban to rural, inland to coastal, that offer variety in scenery and skill level.

05/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Putting the Pieces Together

Has a Longboat Key Retiree Solved the Puzzle of Red Tide?

Some of Lenny Landau’s conclusions go beyond what most scientists have been willing to say.

04/30/2019 By Pam Daniel

Posy Power

Meet Floral Manager Jerry Bonvissuto—and Learn How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

Bradenton snowbird Bonvissuto is a volunteer in the fall and winter and a full-time floral arranger for a couple with a 35,000-square-foot, 300-acre grand estate in the spring and summer.

04/29/2019 By Ilene Denton

Environment

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects 37.8 Acres in Manatee County

The property consists of scrub, oak hammock, and flood-plain marsh, which support endangered species such as the gopher tortoise, Florida scrub jay, eastern indigo snake and wading birds like the American wood stork

04/25/2019 By Staff

Boating

Suncoast Boat Show Returns to Marina Jack

The show is now in its 37th year.

04/22/2019 Photography by Staff

Turtle Power

Mote's 'Run for the Turtles' Raises More Than $40,000

The funds benefit Mote's Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Program.

04/19/2019 By Staff

Earth Day

City of Sarasota Hosts Earth Day Festival on April 22 at Five Points Park

The event will feature information booths throughout the park on a variety of environmental issues.

04/16/2019 By Staff

Water Quality

Sarasota County to Host Water Quality Summit

The summit's goal is to enhance the community's understanding of local and state efforts to address water quality issues.

04/12/2019 Photography by Staff

Grants

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Provides Five-Year Grant to Mote's Red Tide Institute

The $751,487 grant provides support for the director of the institute and its research programs.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Yay, Mullet!

The City of Sarasota Should Ditch the David and Embrace Its Fishy Heritage

We can think of no better representation of the charms of Sarasota than those laid out in the city’s original seal, with the beautiful, flavorful, iconic mullet front and center.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

People to Watch

Meet Three Sustainable Seafood Innovators

Get to know Allie ElHage, Kevan Main and Steve Phelps.

04/03/2019 By Susan Burns