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Getting Close to Nature in Southwest Florida

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One of the most amazing things about Southwest Florida is the abundance of wildlife that call this area home. With the daily grind of work, running errands, and entertaining guests, many of our residents rarely get a chance to explore and admire the incredibly unique natural areas in our own backyard. Rising Tide Explorers has a passion…

Rising Tide Explorers in the News

Fellow Explorers! Check out the links below to see new stories and articles featuring Rising Tide Explorers. Enjoy! 4/26/17 Collier Citizen – Changing the Tide:  Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship Alumni celebrate with Kayaking Trip 6/6/17 National Research Reserve Foundation – My Reserve Our Coasts – Reserve Support Local Business! 8/6/17 le Courrier de Floride – Rookery Bay:  Exploring…

Why did all the Cypress needles turn brown after Hurricane Irma?

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If you’ve had the opportunity to drive around Collier County after the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the extensive damage to our local trees.  Bare palms, uprooted banyan trees, snapped slash pine, and mighty oaks that have had their branches cracked off like toothpicks.  Our iconic local cypress tress (Taxodium disticum) have also experienced some…