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Biologist Guide Matt leads Herpetology Research in the Amazon

Matt Metcalf

  One of the things that makes Rising Tide Explores the most unique kayak tour and rental company in Naples and Marco Island is that our guides are real local biologists and ecologists who actively conduct scientific research to learn more about our unique backyard.  When our guides aren’t paddling the mangrove tunnels of the…

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…