A list of upcomming events involving the Great Outdoors
BY | September 22, 2023 at 11:47 a.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 …

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.


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.


Sea Turtle Nesting Season Is Here

As May begins here on the west coast, so does the sea turtle season. Coastal Wildlife Club (CWC) volunteers are monitoring the beaches of Manasota Key and have already documented 24 sea turtle nests as of April 27th! The official start of the season is May 1st, when local sea …

Hurricane Season: Taking Action

Rich Collins, Emergency Services Director for Sarasota County, shares these insights prior to this year’s hurricane season, which begins June 1st and runs through November 30...
BY RICH COLLINS | May 5, 2023 at 3:47 p.m.


FPL Storm Tips

STAY SAFE: Keep Your Family and Home Safe During Hurricane Season The destruction caused by Hurricane Ian less than a year ago shows the importance of proactively planning for the upcoming hurricane season. FPL urges Floridians to be prepared and to be aware of potential safety hazards at all times …
May 5, 2023 at 3:42 p.m.


Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast Embarks on Myakka River Restoration Project

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is working hard to support, restore, and enhance the Myakka region...
April 5, 2023 at 2:13 p.m.


Foundation of the Gulf Coast announces the permanent protection of eight acres in Charlotte County

Adjacent to Don Pedro Island State Park, the $2,695,000 purchase was completed on December 15. “We are grateful to those who have contributed to our Land Fund, as well as the landowner who worked with us for three years to enable a conservation partnership”...
January 18, 2023 at 4:52 p.m.


Whistling Ducks are on the move across North America

Hear strange “whistling” noises in the sky? You’ve just been privileged to hear a flock of “Whistling Ducks” on their way to their next destination!...
January 18, 2023 at 4:46 p.m.