Environment

The Importance & Beauty of Our Estuaries


Bob McConville writes about the importance of Estuaries, in his column, Stepping Stones.

Here They Come! Swallow-Tailed Kites Are Back!

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Bob McConville writes about the birds returning from winter, including the Swallow-Tailed Kite, in his column, Stepping Stones.

The Amazing Mr. Limpkin

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Bob McConville writes about the Florida Limpkin in his column, Stepping Stones.

City Declares February 18th Owl Watch Appreciation Day


“Now therefore, be it proclaimed by the City Council of Marco Island, Florida that February 18th, be designated as Owl Watch Appreciation Day in honor of the dedication of the volunteers of Owl Watch to protect and preserve the burrowing owls of Marco Island.” Allison Smith, staff biologist and manager of the burrowing owl research program in Marco, declared 2019 […]

How Many Types Of Dolphins Are There?

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Bob McConville writes about the different types of dolphins in his column, Stepping Stones.

Marco Island Dolphins: Annual Report

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Bob McConville writes about the Dolphins of the north Marco River in his column, Stepping Stones.

Out With The Old, In With The New… In Nature

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Bob McConville writes about the wildlife of South Florida during 2019 in his column, Stepping Stones.

Hawks and Falcons In Our Sky

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Bob McConville writes about the hawks of South Florida in his column, Stepping Stones.

Stranded Manatee Rescued on Marco Island Beach


Audubon of the Western Everglades’ shorebird steward, Brittany Piersma was at Residents Beach at 6:30 Tuesday morning and noticed flashing lights at the entrance to Big Marco Pass.  Through her bird scope, she could see two MIPD vehicles. A beachgoer informed Brittany that there was a stranded manatee. Immediately, Brittany walked over to the manatee location to make sure the […]

A Face That Only Mom Could Love

Wood Storks

Bob McConville writes about the Wood Storks of South Naples in his column, Stepping Stones.


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