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A mother Great Blue Heron raises her chick at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland.  This statuesque heron is our largest wading bird and lives in the Tampa Bay region year-round. Great blue parents build their sturdy nests in trees overlooking wetlands or waterways, and feed...

Sunset at Honeymoon Island can be a special time when you share it with your your pooch at the dog beach. Photo by Marcia Biggs....

My name is Olivia (14) and along with my brother Carter (15.5) we recently launched a global One Less Straw Pledge Campaign where we ask people around the world to sign a pledge stating they promise not to use a single use plastic straw for...

A snowy egret hanging out at the John's Pass Pier.  Photo by Anthony Bonnet....

Sunset on the sand at Treasure Island. Photo by Ty Sauvageot...

Dolphin hanging out at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. Photo by Lauren Clark....

Tampa Bay is Community! Students and faculty from Mulrennan Middle School's Science Club in Valrico receive a Bay Mini Grant Award from the TBEP Policy Board to help restore Tampa Bay. Students and teachers will maintain a marsh grass nursery at the school that will...

Departing downtown St. Petersburg on the Cross-Bay Ferry offers a beautiful view of downtown and a spectacular way to get to downtown Tampa./Photo by Mike Dupre. – Marcia Biggs...

The views of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg and Tampa skylines can't be beat when you ride aboard the new Cross-Bay Ferry! Go to crossbayferry.com for information on tickets and schedule./Photo by Mike Dupre – Marcia Biggs...

One of the jewels of Pinellas County - Fort DeSoto County Park - provides peace, nature, and wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities. We have an amazing community of raptors making the park home and one pair has consistently beaten some pretty amazing odds by raising FOUR...