Author: Chris Fasolino

Tiny but Tough

Hummingbirds are among the smallest birds on the planet, but they are robust and intrepid travelers. Keep an eye out, Vero Beach, as these diminutive endurance athletes may pay a visit to your yard during their next expedition.

Bee Mine

Some local beekeepers work with many hives, others with few, but all must be observant of the natural behavior of honeybees in order to be successful.

A Living Trust

The work of the Land Trust is illustrative of the rich variety of habitats found in the Vero Beach area and the importance of preserving such places for the future.

Sea Turtles Up Close

On a sunlit day on the Indian River Lagoon, scientists and students from the University of Central Florida’s Marine Turtle Research Group, working along with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, spend some time in field research. For them, the expedition is one day’s work in the midst of ongoing, long-term projects.

Eagle Eyes

Although many Americans associate the bald eagle with Northern and Western locales, Florida is in fact an important location for the survival and prosperity of this iconic species.

Banding Together

In the early 1800s, a young man on a Pennsylvania estate began wondering whether the migratory birds nesting there returned each year. He knew that they were the same species, but he wondered, were they the same individuals, returning to nest in a familiar place?