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Editor's Picks Events: It's All About the Beaches on the Islands in March 2018

Looking for something to do in March 2018? We've put together a few ideas for you mostly centered around beaches and the great outdoors.

J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Public Meeting Today

Topics: planned prescribed burns on Sanibel Island; hydrological restoration at the Bailey Tract; and posting a state-mandated wildlife buffer zone around the rookery islands in Tarpon Bay.

Travel ‘Back in Time’ on SCCF Cruise Up the Caloosahatchee

While not exactly the small steam launch in the 1951 Bogart and Hepburn classic film The African Queen, it's still a leisurely drift up SWFL's most significant river, the Caloosahatchee.

Cayo Costa, Turtle Beach Enjoyable All Year Long

There are a few area campgrounds that offer a chance to camp by the beach, an activity that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Community Profile - Dot & Trouper the Blind Racoon of the Wildlife Education Project

Wildlife rehabilitator Dorothy (Dot) Lee says when she rescued Trouper, a blind raccoon, now 7 years old, it was actually he who saved her.

Fall Into the Subtropics: This Place Makes Your Senses Come Alive

Cayo Costa Island is a Florida state park accessible by charter or private boat, ferry or helicopter.

The Truth of a Junonia: Beautiful and Necessary for Survival

This excerpt from a memoir explores the beauty of seashells - the junonia in particular.

Reddish Egret: the Rarest and Most Habitat-restricted Heron in Florida

The reddish egret is a colorful and entertaining heron. Rarely found inland, it is associated with estuaries, mangrove swamps, tidal flats and coastal lagoons.

Red-cockaded Woodpecker: Once abundant, this woodpecker is now endangered in Florida

Of the 22 species of woodpeckers in North America and 217 worldwide, Florida is home to 11 species, including the dwindling population of the red-cockaded woodpecker.

Head in the Clouds: Amazing Summers, Things Above & Below Our Feet

Afternoon summer clouds are stunning, dangerous, ever-changing and beautiful, a photographer’s dream and a boater’s nightmare, forming as heat rises over the Everglades.

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