The Sea Turtle Preservation Society reminds all coastal Florida residents to go "lights out" for sea turtles from May 1 to Oct. 31. Now is the time for all business and property owners to make sure no artificial light sources can be visible from or illuminate the beach at night.
Artificial lights can discourage female turtles from nesting on the beach and can cause hatchlings to become disoriented.
If kitchen gadgets and fuzzy slippers just won't do for Mother's Day this year, Save the Manatee Club recommends a more memorable gift: a manatee gift adoptions!
A tax-deductble gift adoption from Save the Manatee costs $25 and includes an adoption certificate, full-color photo and a biography of a real, endangered Florida manatee. If you adopt at the $35 level, you'll also get a free ceramic manatee heart ornament.
Friends For Animals Sanctuary is holding its second annual "Night For Paws" Gala this upcoming Saturday, May 3. The event features dinner, raffles, an auction, open bar and much more. Proceeds go toward helping Friends For Animals build a no-kill sanctuary for abused and homeless animals.
Florida Wildlife Hospital feeds hundreds of baby animals each year, including many that need feeding as often as every 15 minutes for 12 hours a day. To help feed these hungry little mouths, Florida Wildlife Hospital is holding its 8th annual baby shower, sponsored by The Town of Palm Shores!
Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, you can enjoy more than 300 performances that give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage.
The 62nd Annual Florida Folk Festival takes Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 23 through 25th along the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Florida. One of the "Top 20 Events" in the Southeast, the festival celebrates Florida's land, food and heritage.
Performers include JJ Grey and Mofro, Billy Dean, Ben Prestage, Albert Castiglia and dozens more.