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Arts & Culture

Celebrate Seventy-Five Years of Florida’s Weeki Wachee Mermaids

And see photos of that time Elvis showed up

Arts & Culture

Kirk Henriques Scratches Beneath the Surface

Through paint, power tools, and even a mop, the multidisciplinary Georgia artist carves his own identity

Food & Drink

Wise Wine Picks from a Groundbreaking Florida Sommelier

Cassandra Felix is on a mission to diversify the wine world—and enhance your holiday pairings

Land & Conservation

Inside Florida’s Hugely Ambitious Conservation Plan

Covering eighteen million acres, the Florida Wildlife Corridor keeps gaining ground

Recipe

Ziggy’s Punch, a Taste of the Islands in Tampa

A West Indies–inspired punch from the new Tampa EDITION, the city’s first five-star hotel

Gardens

Big Storms Are Reshaping Southern Gardens

After a natural disaster like Hurricane Ian, the plant world changes in ways we see and ways we don’t

Style

Rare Pairs of Footwear from Miami

Miami’s Alepel collaborates with artists to create truly singular shoes

Conservation

The Race to Save Florida Manatees

It’s all hands on deck to help the state’s struggling mammals

Our Kind of Place

Tallahassee’s Nest for Writers

We came for the grouper sandwiches and stayed to play at Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack

Sporting

Fishing for Change

Acclaimed anglers and conservationists Andy Mill and Paul Dixon honored by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Arts & Culture

Literature’s Long History of Loving Swamps

A fascinating new book by Annie Proulx reveals the mystery and majesty of fens, bogs, and swamps

Hurricane Ian

A Frantic Race to Survive the Surge of Ian

What happens when you pack up all your valuables to flee a hurricane—and instead drive straight into the eye of the storm? One man’s harrowing account

HURRICANE IAN

Hope in Florida: Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

World Central Kitchen is working with Florida chefs, volunteers and has already delivered more than 100,000 meals after Hurricane Ian. This week, they’re opening another kitchen in Fort Myers

HURRICANE IAN

Fishing Guides on the Front Lines of Rescue

Benny Blanco and a network of Florida guides are using their skills to help those hardest hit by Ian

Hurricane Ian

A Safe Harbor for Animals in the Path of Ian

Besides horses, the World Equestrian Center in Central Florida welcomed a medley of species—including a kangaroo—to hunker down during Hurricane Ian.
Plus: More stories of animals weathering the storm

Hurricane Ian

Forecast of an Aftermath

A Katrina and Ida survivor shares: “It does not matter if you lost a little or a lot, if you evacuated or rode it out. You have lived through something devastating”

Hurricane Ian

How You Can Aid in the Hurricane Ian Recovery

These organizations are providing on-the-ground assistance throughout Florida

Champions of Conservation

The Marine Detective

Researcher Jennifer Schopf Rehage investigates the health of Florida’s recreational fish and fisheries—with shocking findings

Champions of Conservation

Guiding Presence

No matter the personal cost, fishing captain Benny Blanco shows up for the Everglades

Champions of Conservation

The Butterfly Savior

Endangered pollinators find new hope thanks to Florida entomologist Jaret Daniels