Category Archives: Exploring the Bay

Mark Rachal: Audubon sanctuary manager

Growing up in Chicago, Mark Rachal wanted to be a zookeeper. About 25 years later, he’s manager of Florida Audubon’s Coastal Island Sanctuaries, including islands named the state’s most important bird colony by the Florida Fish an...

Top Tampa Bay Hiking Spots

An abundance of natural areas across the Tampa Bay watershed offer countless trails for hiking enthusiasts. Many popular maintained trails can be found at state, county and city parks. Also, the Southwest Florida Water Management ...

Fly-Fishing Hooks Angler

By Nanette O’Hara. I admit it. I was among the hordes of people attracted to fly fishing after seeing the movie “A River Runs Through It.” I watched a very young Brad Pitt arcing that line gracefully over the Bla...