Gardening: Rains are good, but they bring a pest
Published 4/26/2012 at 1:49 p.m. 0 comments
The recent rains may have been enough to be somewhat of a relief for our parched lawns. While this rain will help to slow the damage caused by the drought it is also going to cause a population of chinch ...
Park it! Everglades free till Sunday for National Park Week
Published 4/25/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
It's National Parks Week, and you can enjoy a number of events, including free admission to Everglades National Park.
PHOTOS: Rain doesn't dampen excitement for Earth Day 2012 at Rookery Bay
Published 4/21/2012 at 1:46 p.m. 0 comments
Rain hampered but didn't totally wash out Earth Day at Rookery Bay. While outdoor activities like hiking & kayaking were mostly a bust the sophisticated indoor learning center saved the day.
Hideaway looks to downsize its beach project after disappointing TDC news
Published 4/16/2012 at 4:28 p.m. 4 comments
Erik Brechnitz, Hideaway Beach Tax District Board chairman, said it should be no surprise because it’s been in the newspaper. The Collier County Board of Commissioners will spend less money on beach renourishment projects.
Gardening: Bougainvillea in bloom
Published 4/12/2012 at 2:17 p.m. 0 comments
When the bougainvillea is in bloom, everyone wants to know what the beautiful flowering plants seen all over the island are. This plant is without a doubt one of our most bright and colorful tropical plants.
‘Florida … for the Birds’: Len Messineo shows audio-visual nature presentation at Marco Island museum
Published 4/6/2012 at 9:49 a.m. 0 comments
Before he began his presentation, Len Messineo laid out what he said were the requirements for speaking in public. Messineo presented his audio-visual exploration of Florida’s avian population, entitled “Florida … for the Birds” Tuesday evening at the Rose History ...
Loggerhead sea turtle raised in captivity released
Published 4/5/2012 at 6:58 p.m. 0 comments
The turtle was transported from Calusa Island Marina in Goodland to Gullivans Bay in the Ten Thousand Islands, about an hour south of Goodland. At the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the turtle had reside
Shooting the birds – Dennis Goodman gives expert tips on Rookery Bay photo cruise
Published 3/30/2012 at 12:03 p.m. 0 comments
It’s great to own an expensive camera, but it helps to know which buttons to push. Adjusting the settings, setting up your shots, and getting the most out of your equipment were covered by Naples photographer Dennis Goodman, when he ...
Gardening: Many methods to manage pests, less pesticide
Published 3/22/2012 at 3:26 p.m. 0 comments
The harmful effects of pesticides and other toxins on our environment are increasingly in the news. Because of our tropical climate we have more pests and diseases than most areas and therefore use more pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers. A lot ...
Gardening: The fruit of our labors
Published 3/15/2012 at 2:47 p.m. 0 comments
So many fruit trees are flowering and setting fruit right now. Citrus, mango, avacado, pineapple, and many more. Two of my favorites are the jaboticaba and surinam cherry.
Going green: Choice earns two thumbs up at Marco Island presentation
Published 3/15/2012 at 2:31 p.m. 4 comments
Mike Malloy was tired of maintaining grass, but rather than shut off the sprinklers and watch his yard turn brown, he turned to Florida green.
Injured dolphin Seymour captured, treated by rescue crew
Updated 3/9/2012 at 7:34 p.m. 2 comments
Rescue crews captured, treated and released an injured dolphin nicknamed Seymour near Marco Island this afternoon, capping a months-long tracking effort.
Gardening: There are poisonous plants on Marco
Published 3/8/2012 at 3:29 p.m. 0 comments
Many shrubs and trees we plant in our landscapes can be poisonous to humans and animals. Some are toxic if ingested and others may be irritating to the skin.
PHOTOS: Friends of Tigertail puts beach on display at ‘Discover Tigertail’
Updated 3/5/2012 at 2:10 p.m. 0 comments
Even if you go to the beach all the time, there was plenty to learn at Discover Tigertail. The Friends of Tigertail held the event at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island on Saturday morning, just from 10 a.m. to noon, ...
Gardening: Winter recovery calls for fertilization
Published 3/1/2012 at 2:03 p.m. 0 comments
March has arrived. It is time to fertilize lawns, plants and trees. While this was a very warm winter some are very cold and this fertilization helps plants recover from any cold damage done in the winter months.
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- Apr 3rd 2013 South Marco Beach renourishment project
- Mar 21st 2013 Fakahatchee Cruise, 2013
- Mar 15th 2013 Dead manatee found on Marco beach
- Mar 14th 2013 'Big Sift' on Marco Island
- Feb 7th 2013 Wet Paint Live, 2013
- Oct 1st 2012 Estuaries Day at Rookery Bay
- Sep 17th 2012 Coastal Cleanup at Tigertail Beach
- Sep 16th 2012 Removing bee hives on Marco Island
- Jul 30th 2012 Manatee Release - Marco Island
- Apr 22nd 2012 Fort Myers Beach Sand Bash 2012
- Apr 21st 2012 Rookery Bay Earth Day 2012
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- Aug 31st 2010 BP oil spill turtles get new home in…
- Aug 15th 2010 Crane tips, barge sinks causing Marco…
- Jun 15th 2010 RAW VIDEO: Peacock stuck in tree
- Feb 19th 2010 Dramatic manatee recovery
- Jul 31st 2009 Replanting the historic mound
- Jul 26th 2009 Python hunt in Everglades
- Mar 12th 2009 Jack Moran on the excavation of…
- Mar 12th 2009 Final flight, crash of the Flying Fifty
- Mar 5th 2009 Derelict boat removal
- Apr 3rd 2008 Rescuers remove 8-foot python
- Nov 26th 2007 Gumbo Limbo tree takes a boat ride