Bonita Bay, recognizing the delicate ecological balancing act between flora, fauna and human inhabitants, remains steadfast to preserving the vision of its founder – living in harmony with nature.
It’s no secret that Bonita Bay’s foundational credo – living in harmony with nature – began from a single vision of creating an environmentally responsible community. That mantra has become the emotional driver of the actions required to maintain that vision. Continue reading “Preserving Nature’s Balancing Act”
The Circle of life – perennial energy that flows unceasingly regardless of location. As humans, at our baseline of consciousness, one thing is clear – our life is a finite event; it possesses a very clear beginning, and without question, a definitive end. What happens “in the middle” is mostly construed of daily choices, habits, a bit of luck and a pinch of happenstance tossed in for good measure.
Legacy is seldom a common theme for the first half of life but tends to become a major consideration once middle-age settles in. More “mature” souls may begin to search the rear-view mirror for clues, posing the question, “What is the essence of my legacy to humankind?” In certain cases, when the ending arrives rapidly and without expectation, legacy is hazy and left mostly unplanned. Continue reading “The Unmatched Legacy of Late Bonita Bay Resident, Anne Macias”
This day began like any other off-season day in southwest Florida; sunny, humid, and abeyant of the rigorous and combustive activity that only weeks before filled nearly every nook of the 2,400 acres known commonly as Bonita Bay.
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Please Don’t Feed the Wildlife
Let’s face it, most animals are adorable (some, in their own special way), and although they may appear to be hungry, feeding wild animals simply isn’t a good idea. Feeding wildlife may allow people the opportunity to be in close contact with the animals, and may be perceived as “helpful” and enjoyable for humans – and may seem enjoyable to the wildlife – but, providing wild animals with a steady, human-supplied food source nearly always leads to problems for both animals and humans. Here’s why:
1. When young wild animals are taught to depend upon a human-provided food source, they may not fully develop essential foraging skills. Animals who are raised relying upon humans for food may struggle to survive in the absence of that artificial food source when they disperse from their parents’ territory.
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