Environment

Meet the Banded Birds of Marco Island


Meet the Banded Birds of Marco Island gives readers the chance to learn about the owls and shore birds who call Marco home.

Dolphin Evolution: Where Did They Come From?

Stepping Stones

Bob McConville educates readers about the evolution of dolphins in his colum Stepping Stones.

Owl Watch Marco Viewed as a State Model


The City of Marco Island’s burrowing owl program is a model for the state.

Beyond the Mangrove Trees

Stepping Stones

Bob McConville educates readers about nature beyond the mangroves in his colum Stepping Stones.

2019 Turtle Season


Sea Turtle nesting report for Marco Island and surrounding areas.

Meet Simon

Meet Your Area Dolphins

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

Sea Turtle Lady, Mary Nelson Optimistic About Turtle Season


The Marco Island beach regrade project may lead to a successful Sea Turtle nesting season according to Mary Nelson.

Earth Day, Conservation and Wildlife with TBE Kindergarten Class


Students in the Kindergarten class at Tommie Barfield Elementary School celebrated Earth Day with members of the Marco Island Nature Preserve.

Fertilizer Ordinance Review


Marco Island’s fertilizer ordinance is explained by Maria Lamb.

Mackle Lake Being Choked by Hydrilla


Mackle Lake is experiencing an overgrowth of hydrilla.


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