Bonita Springs’ Wonder Gardens

4 Kid-Friendly Animal Adventures in SWFL

Get your tots up close and personal with fur, feathers and scales along the Gulfshore.
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MINI / Book Club

5 Nature-Inspired Reads for SWFL Kids

We asked local conservation groups for their go-to tales for cultivating a love for the outdoors.
Stunning image of the night sky
Nature + Recreation

The magic of Southwest Florida’s Night Skies

Fort Myers-based photographer Robert Hoovis showcases the beauty of the cosmos.
Sproul Women
Voices + Icons / The Present

Collier’s Family Legacy

Their forefather established Collier County, and now the tenacious Sproul women continue building a legacy all their own.
Charlette Roman

Meet a key player in the fight for water quality and conservation in Southwest Florida

Marco Island's Charlette Roman is considered a dynamo in the water conservation space and a hero to those who value the future...
Shotwell Family at Naples Botanical Garden
MINI / Feature

The Shotwell family continues a legacy of environmental conservation in Naples

The Shotwells have been at the center of local conservation efforts since the 1960s. Now, the youngest generation continues the tradition.
One Flower Project
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Giving Back

An eco-minded father-son duo from Fort Myers launch a nonprofit to repopulate pollinator gardens

Vikram Chhabra and his son, Ethan, teamed up with children’s book author and publisher Joel Harper to create One Flower Project to...
The best early dining restaurants in Southwest Florida

A Love Letter to Early Dining

Call it social hour. Call it a sunset menu. It’s anything but the early-bird special.
natural, vegan skincare Cleansing Essentials’ new brick-and-mortar
Clean Beauty

Cleansing Essentials Offers Natural, Vegan Soaps and Skincare

Cleansing Essentials’ new brick-and-mortar in Bonita Springs offers handcrafted vegan soaps, body butters and face oils.
Colusa Farms Local Microgreens

Mighty Leaf: Nutrient-rich Microgreens

From garnishes to smoothies to cosmetics, tiny microgreens pack a powerful punch.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates Kids Day Camp
MINI / Family Time / Day Camps

Children’s STEAM Program Foster’s a Sense of Discovery

At the Edison and Ford Winter Estates’ new STEAM program, children learn to power an entire city with the sun.
Two small kids gardening outdoors
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Learning

Mother Nature Knows Best

Outdoor schools offer a new model for experiential education.
Tierney at The Claw Bar

Peter Tierney on the Future of Dining

The restaurateur behind The Turtle Club, The Claw Bar and new The Syren Oyster & Cocktail Bar sees a shift toward creativity...

Pink Gold

The next generation of shrimping comes into its own on San Carlos Island.
Naples Children & Education Foundation

Take the Ball and Run

Funding from the Naples Children & Education Foundation provides life-changing resources for children like Vonte Parris, a young man who a year...
Healthy Life

Daily Glass of Culture

Fans claim probiotic-filled kombucha carries a wealth of health benefits. And like other fermented sippers, it goes down easy.

Portrait of a Sea Turtle Protector

It takes a village to care for the reptiles that nest and hatch along our beaches from late spring through early fall....

Ode to the Mango

A writer professes her enduring love for summer’s sweetest fruit.

Into the Deep

Scuba diving—with its serene setting and immersive experience—proves effective for healing body and mind.
Insider- Homepage

Wild at Heart: How the Conservancy Shaped a Greener Southwest Florida

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we look at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, which has spent decades helping...