Author: Nanette

Stone crabs are my favorite Florida specialty. I prefer mine dipped in melted butter, but many natives eat them with a cold mustard sauce. Stone crabs are a sustainable seafood choice because typically just one claw is harvested. The crab is then released, with one...

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a quiet paddle in Cockroach Bay -- an ugly name for a beautiful place! White pelicans, lesser scaup and other "snowbirds" keep you company as you glide through clear waters beneath robin's-egg skies. The Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve...

A native green anole suns on a fence post at the Lower Green Swamp Nature Preserve in northeast Hillsborough County. This beautiful area of pine woods and cypress heads in the Green Swamp is part of the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Preservation...

Tampa Bay is Science. Ray Dennis, and his kids, Sydni and Jacob, help record seagrass species information along a monitoring transect near the MacDill AFB peninsula. They recorded nice Halodule (shoal grass) & Syringodium (manatee grass) beds, as well as, many sightings of small bonnethead sharks. –...