Coastal Life

Oh, The Bingo Fun We Had on the Isles of Capri!

Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond

Jory Westberry discusses the a bingo game for the Capri Board of Directors, in her column Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.

What To Do If You See A Sea Turtle On The Beach

Sea Turtle Report

Sea Turtle nesting report and incidents for Marco Island and surrounding areas.

Program on Cognitive Training


  Can cognitive training reduce one’s risk of dementia? On June 10, the Alzheimer’s Association will address this topic with “Training the Brain: What Research Tells Us,” a virtual program that will explore the latest advancements in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, including initial findings from the University of South Florida’s Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) study. The program will […]

Rookery Learning Center Now Open


  Rookery Bay’s Environmental Learning Center welcomes back guests and visitors. The Center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $8 per adult, children 6-12 is $5 and children under 6 years old are free. Active and retired military personnel and their families are FREE.  Visit their featured art exhibit “Rediscover Rookery Bay” […]

Stash the Trash & Lights Out!

Sea Turtle Report

Sea Turtle nesting report and incidents for Marco Island and surrounding areas.

Gopher Tortoises and Burrowing Owls!

Update From the Burrows

The Coastal Breeze News brings you the latest information regarding Florida’s Gopher Tortoises and Burrowing Owls.

Memorial Day Challenges for Nesting Colony at Sand Dollar Island


      Audubon’s Shorebird Stewardship Program in Collier County has a big presence at Sand Dollar Island, aka the Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area (CWA), where rare and threatened birds nest during the summer. These special birds lay their eggs right on the sand and repeated human or dog disturbances often result in birds abandoning the colony. Every […]

Give Birds Space this Memorial Weekend and Save the Original Beach Babies

Least Terns, Black Skimmers, Wilson’s Plovers, Snowy Plovers, and American Oystercatchers nest on Florida coasts.

Audubon is calling on beachgoers to help make beaches safer for birds by avoiding their nesting areas during this busy holiday weekend and throughout the summer. These special birds lay their eggs right on the sand. They perceive an approaching human as a threat and will take flight whenever people, or their dogs, approach too closely. Repeated human disturbance often […]

An Interesting Birthing Season in The Making

Stepping Stones

Bob McConville discusses the upcoming Dolphin Birthing Season, in his column, Stepping Stones.

It’s Past Time to Start “Talking Trash!”

Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond

Jory Westberry discusses the growing trash issue, in her column Ruminations From the Rock and Beyond.


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