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

Jaws

Shark's Tooth Festival Starts April 8

Will you be at the annual celebration of prehistoric fangs?

04/08/2016 By Kim Hackett

Shark Alert

Annual Shark's Tooth Festival Kicks Off This Month

The Sharks Tooth Festival celebrates Venice's status as the Sharks Tooth Capital of the World.

04/04/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classics

Get to Know the Florida Manatee

Manatees are beloved presences here.

04/04/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Gulfcoast Glories

Stump Pass Beach Offers Beauty and Solitude

Stump Pass Beach on Manasota Key is a quiet, beautiful spot for outdoor lovers.

04/04/2016 By Venice Magazine

Nature

Photo: Cabbage Palms at Myakka State Park

The cabbage palm (scientific name Sabal palmetto) is widely seen, not only at Myakka State Park, but throughout the state.

02/11/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Coastal Classic

Everything You Need to Know About Sea Turtles

Florida is a research hub for turtles.

12/01/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Authentic Florida

Cheeseburger in Paradise: Authentic Cabbage Key

Florida’s Cabbage Key, accessible only by boat, is a true authentic Florida getaway. If you are looking for a “real” Florida vacation, near Fort Myers and remote Florida beaches, look no further.

08/18/2015 By Robin Draper