NATURE CALLS

A list of upcomming events involving the Great Outdoors
BY | February 8, 2024 at 2:28 p.m.

Bird Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Bishop Museum

Get ready to witness the avian class through a new lens at the stunning Bird Photographer of the Year exhibition at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, on display now through Sunday, April 28
January 30, 2024 at 8:40 a.m.

Lemon BayWatch: Improving Water Quality with Oyster Gardens

The Lemon BayWatch Team of Lemon Bay Conservancy is pursuing their goal of improving the water quality of Lemon Bay through the use of vertical oyster gardens.
January 29, 2024 at 2:42 p.m.

Garden Clubs Celebrate 100th Arbor Day Anniversary

In celebration of the 100th anniversary, the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs partnered with the National Wildlife Federation and Duke Energy Foundation in celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day.
January 29, 2024 at 10:05 a.m.

Record-Breaking Year for Manasota Key Sea Turtle Nests

The Coastal Wildlife Club (CWC) ended the 2023 sea turtle nesting season with a record-breaking 5,909 nests, the nonprofit reported recently. A breakdown of the nesting totals by species is 5,320 loggerhead (Caretta caretta); 588 green (Chelonia mydas); and one Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii).
BY BY CAROL MCCOY, CWC VOLUNTEER | December 5, 2023 at 4:43 p.m.

"An Immense World" author at two Sarasota County Libraries

Yong will hold author talks on Friday, March 1st at both Shannon Staub Library in North Port and Selby Library in Sarasota.
December 5, 2023 at 1:10 p.m.

Community Rocks!! How Rock Painting Brings Our Community Together

On the surface, rock painting sounds like yet another craft project, but if you take a closer look underneath the paint, you will discover a whole new way to reconnect with the outside world...
BY BY TONYA BRAMLAGE, LEMON BAY CONSERVANCY | November 2, 2023 at 3:35 p.m.

Five Questions To Ask About Donating To Hurricane Relief

Since Hurricane Idalia has made landfall in Florida, generous donors will seek to support relief efforts that are engaged in disaster-related activities. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance recommends contributors to ask five questions to help them make wise giving decisions.
September 12, 2023 at 1:20 p.m.

Record-Breaking Year for Turtle Nesting

The Coastal Wildlife Club is excited to report that this is a record-breaking year for turtle nesting in their coverage area.
August 10, 2023 at 4:55 p.m.

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network

The Coastal Wildlife Club is part of the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN) and is FWC permitted (MTP-132a). Recently the trained and permitted volunteers responded to an adult male loggerhead at Englewood Public Beach.
August 2, 2023 at 2:57 p.m.

Sentinel Chickens Thwart Deadly Viral Diseases

Not far from the Peace River and I-75, a lovely, mild-mannered, flock of some 75 Easter Egg Chickens recently prepared to stand sentinel between the population of Charlotte County and three deadly mosquito-borne diseases.
BY BY CONNIE SMITH | July 24, 2023 at 10:50 a.m.

Support Bees with a Bee Pollinator Home

Pollinator homes support solitary bees, providing a cozy nesting site. The U.S. has around 4,000 species of native bees. Ninety percent of them are solitary nesters using reeds, hollow logs or underground burrows as homes. Bees are everywhere and every yard has bees, whether you know it or not. Bees …
BY TONYA BRAMLAGE, LEMON BAY CONSERVANCY | July 21, 2023 at 1:20 p.m.

Lemon Bay Conservancy Builds Pollinator Houses for National Pollinator Week

Lemon Bay Conservancy celebrated National Pollinator Week (June 19-25) by building and installing pollinator houses in the Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve Butterfly Habitat.
July 7, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.

Shore Fishing

Recently, after avoiding one of our favorite launches for outstanding kayak water all winter, we ventured back to Stump Pass Beach State Park.
BY [email protected] | July 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

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LBC offering Rock Garden Workshop

Join Lemon Bay Conservatory for a rock gardening workshop at Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve, 3321 Gasparilla Pines Boulevard, from 9 am to noon on Tuesday, May 30...
May 26, 2023 at 7:31 p.m.