Manatee Viewing Center Is Now Open The 2017–2018 season is going to be another biggie. Last year the MVC celebrated its 30th anniversary and its 5 millionth visitor. This year, they’re keeping the festivities going.
Florida Birding and Nature Festival It’s this weekend (October 13-17, 2017) and attracts birding and nature lovers from across the country and beyond. While the festival’s events happen all over the Tampa Bay area, from Sarasota County to Pasco and beyond, the main events and several field events are happening at the Hillsborough Community College SouthShore campus and around the SouthShore… Read More
Ruskin, Florida There is no doubt that SouthShore loves animals. From dog parks to dogs on the beach to the bears and big cats at Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Wimauma, we love all kinds of animals. We also take care of them and one of the best examples of this is Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort, Inc (C.A.R.E.), a non-profit… Read More
Parks, Preserves and Paths: South Shore’s Got Them All I couldn’t resist updating this story with amazing drone aerial footage of the eastern part of the Wolf Branch Creek Preserve, featured later in this article, in Ruskin, FL. Filmed August 2017. Footage is courtesy of Eric Hurley, Hurley Images (facebook.com/hurleyimages) and StealthCam Productions. Check it out here: Check it out here: Just… Read More
New Indoor Farmers Market! Riverview, Florida: Wow. To say that Chris and Courtney Phillips have been busy is an understatement. On June 29, 2017 their son, Porter, came into the world and just two days later on Saturday July 1, the couple opened The Big Red Barn, at 10070 Fern Road, Riverview, Florida, 33578 – just South of Gibsonton Drive. What’s more?… Read More
RUSKIN, FLORIDA: Bahia Beach to Little Harbor An excerpt from a book titled: Bahia Beach: Then and Now by Willard Dickman Miller, 1961: “Responding to the call, thousands of people yearly are joining the ranks of boat owners. A new type of person is appearing at Bahia Beach. This new “invasion” demands comfort after a long or even short cruise…… Read More