Nurturing Nature

An Englewood Photographer Captures the Beauty—and Stories—of the Animals Around Us

Mary Lundeberg began taking pictures only eight years ago, but during what she calls “my whole new second career,” she has collected dozens of national and international awards.

11/12/2018 By Pam Daniel

Tropical Bob

Writer Robert Bowden Pens an Ode to Florida's Bats

Florida has been a bat haven since before humans found our paradise.

10/29/2018 By Robert Bowden

Hot Spot

Essential Info About Snook Haven

Everything you need to know about this funky outpost on the Myakka River.

10/29/2018 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Nature Recession?

Scientists and citizens have been warning we need to protect our fragile natural assets, yet during the last decade, our elected officials have stripped away regulations and oversight. Is nature finally striking back?

10/29/2018 By Pam Daniel

Gulfcoast Glories

Add Hiking at Oscar Scherer State Park at Sunset to Your To-Do List

Golden hour is the best time of day to do it.

10/29/2018 By Pam Daniel

Treasure in the Sand

How Venice Came to be Known as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World

Shark teeth abound in Venice.

03/06/2018 By Tony D'Souza

Coastal Classic

Meet Florida's Signature Bird of Prey

Essential info about ospreys.

02/08/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classics

Essential Info About Banyan Trees

If a tree can be a gentle giant, we may have them.

01/01/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classics

Everything You Need to Know About Coquinas

These colorful clams have abounded on Southwest Florida beaches for millennia.

10/24/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Teeth Talk

Fun Facts About Florida's Shark's Teeth

The 25th annual Shark's Tooth Festival takes place April 7-9, 2017.

04/04/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classics

Meet Mullet, a Noisy Fish Known for Leaping into the Air

Mullet make a lot of noise along Southwest Florida shores.

03/07/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Essential Info

Essential Info for Enjoying Lemon Bay Park

This South County natural gem offers 210 acres of waterfront serenity.

03/01/2017 By Hannah Wallace

The Preservationist

Christine Johnson Fights to Preserve Wild Florida

Johnson is leader of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.

02/01/2017 By David Hackett

A Grande Retreat

Boca Grande Mixes Celebrity Wealth with Small-Town Charms

Boca Grande is an idyllic Old Florida town.

02/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Crash Course

Essential Info for Enjoying Oscar Scherer State Park

The park is one of Florida's hidden gems.

02/01/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classic

Meet the Brown Pelican, One of Florida's Biggest Birds

A brown pelican’s wingspan can push 8 feet, but the largest birds only weigh about 11 pounds.

02/01/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classics

Essential Facts About Mangroves

Our mangroves are protected for good reason.

01/06/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Outdoor Adventures

6 Great Outdoor Adventures

Get back to nature with these guided experiences.

01/04/2017 By Su Bryon Photography by Everett Dennison

Natural Beauties

Clyde Butcher's New Book Celebrates Our National Parks

The new book covers more than five decades of his work at 33 national parks.

12/02/2016 By Kay Kipling

Outdoors

Visit Old Florida in Our Back Yard

Two Preserves, 26,000 Acres, Minutes from Downtown

05/04/2016 By Kim Hackett