This black swan, Rosie, was brought to Save Our Seabirds last Saturday, not because of a broken wing, but because of a broken heart. When Rosie’s mate, Sammy, was removed July 30 from their pond home in Wimauma so that SOS staff could cure a bacterial infection on his foot, known as bumble foot, both birds became noticeably upset about the separation.
The solution: Reunite them at SOS while Sammy recovers from his Aug. 3 surgery. The swans, which mate for life, are much happier now that they are together again, SOS staff reports. Rosie and Sammy — after he recovers — can be visited from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at SOS, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway. Admission is free.
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Commission declines to endorse Mote vision
The Sarasota City Commission narrowly voted against endorsing Mote Marine Laboratory’s vision for expansion, which includes a new aquarium on city-owned bayfront land.
PHOTO GALLERY: BKYC Lido Beach BBQ
Members of the Bird Key Yacht Club made the trip to Ted Sperling Park on South Lido Beach for a beach barbecue on Saturday night.
PHOTO GALLERY: Mote Night of Fish, Fun and Fright
The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium welcomed trick-or-treaters for a Night of Fish, Fun and Fright on Friday night.