Environment

Shorebird Nesting Season Starts on Sand Dollar Island


The last AWE presentation of the season on Marco Island wildlife focused on shorebirds.

Marco Celebrates Gopher Tortoise Day


The Marco Island City Council has proclaimed April 10 Gopher Tortoise Day.

Beach Regrade Project in the Homestretch


The beach renourishment project on Marco Island is nearing completion.

Top 5 Things to Do at the Earth Day Festival


Read about the top 5 things to do on Earth Day.

A Dangerous Catch


Recently, while Michael Graham and his father, Dr. Tom Graham were out with Captain Jody Weis of Weis Guys Charters they landed a 200-pound tiger shark. Tiger Sharks are one of the top four most dangerous sharks, right up there with great whites, bull sharks and hammerheads. The men immediately released the tiger shark once the hook was removed.

Meet Avery

Meet Your Area Dolphins

Bob McConville introduces readers to Avery, a local dolphin, in his column Meet Your Area Dolphins.

Burmese Python Update

Stepping Stones

One of the most interesting and diverse ecosystems on earth is the area in South Florida known as the Everglades. What a thrill it must have been to see it 100 years ago! The grass prairies, hardwood hammocks, lakes, rivers and bays teeming with birdlife and a variety of mammals. As Marjory Stoneman Douglas wrote, and James Audubon witnessed, the […]

Burrowing Owl Family on Marco Enjoys Spring



Rosemary Tolliver, an Owl Watch Marco volunteer, shares photos of the burrowing owls.

Earth Day Beach Clean-up


Join the Friends of Tigertail and Collier County in celebrating Earth Day by participating in the “Keep Collier Beautiful/Bay Days” beach clean-up at Tigertail Beach on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8 AM to noon. Free t-shirts and student certificates of participation will be awarded to volunteers. Help keep our exceptional beach in pristine condition as the summer approaches and birds […]

Who Cooks for You? An Owl?

Stepping Stones

Bob McConville educates readers about the Barred Owl in his colum Stepping Stones.


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