Environment

Calusa Garden Club Meets


Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island recently met and over 40 members listened and watched intently as Donna Kay, Master Gardener and Sue Oldershaw, 40-year Marco Island gardener, showed more than 50 colorful slides of trees, home landscapes, and plants of Marco Island and discussed best gardening practices for our Marco Island landscapes. Also at Monday’s Calusa Garden Club meeting, […]

Prescribed Fire in Big Cypress


Southwest Florida & Caribbean Interagency Fire and Aviation moved forward with a prescribed fire on February 21, 2019, conducting a prescribed fire in the Sanctuary Unit in Big Cypress National Preserve; California Slough Rx. The approximate size of the burn will be 2,000 acres. This prescribed fire is located in the northeast corner of the preserve, approximately two miles north […]

Meet Payton

Meet Your Area Dolphins

This adult female is not always seen around the Marco waters. She is an occasional visitor from the Naples area, but we have been seeing her a lot lately because… she has a new calf! We anticipate that she will remain in the area with her new little one,  Marvel, for a while. Eventually Payton and Marvel may make the […]

Fish Stories… Or Not!

Stepping Stones

I absolutely love it when my wife Cathy and I go out for dinner and the folks at a nearby table, or at the bar, are talking loudly about their recent outdoor escapades, especially fishing. A guy might tell his friends that a grouper he caught was just under the legal limit. One beer later that same fish is now […]


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