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Member Generosity Funds Earthquake Recovery in Haiti

October 8, 2021 2:20 pm Published by

Member Generosity Funds Earthquake Recovery in Haiti by Yurianna Mikolay, Executive Director Ocean Reef Community Foundation About six weeks have passed since the Foundation partnered with Ocean Reef Club to respond to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in southwestern Haiti on... Read More »


Summer Vacation for Your Orchids

May 4, 2021 12:35 pm Published by

Summer Vacation for Your Orchids by Jody Steele Whether you leave The Reef in the summer or stay to enjoy those tropical breezes in the warmer months, your orchids that have given you so much joy during the Season need... Read More »


That Strange – Sounding Thing!

May 3, 2021 1:04 pm Published by

That Strange-Sounding Thing! “Nature Notes” by Nancy Zakon Several of you may have heard strange sounds, perhaps from the woods, or on the golf course…(endless possibilities) and wondered what they were. Hearing this sound also in my yard, I questioned... Read More »


The Happy Hawkers

April 12, 2021 8:55 pm Published by

 The Happy Hawkers by Harold Brewer Featured Above: A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Think about how difficult it is to reach out and catch a mosquito or fly in your hand. Now imagine you are flying at the speed of one of... Read More »


Friends of Pennekamp Completes First Major Project

March 10, 2021 5:58 pm Published by

Friends of Pennekamp Completes First Major Project By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager Featured above: The Friends of John Pennekamp organization installs 18 new mooring balls in Pennekamp Park. Last year, Ocean Reef Club partnered with the Ocean Reef... Read More »


Best Friends Forever?

February 17, 2021 3:49 pm Published by

 Best Friends Forever? By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager This past week, the Nature Center at Ocean Reef became one of the few places to house baby alligators and crocodiles together in captivity, according to Jeanette Rivera, Ocean Reef... Read More »


Captivating Garden Tours

February 8, 2021 2:49 pm Published by

Captivating Garden Tours by Jody Steele Looking for a special outdoor activity at The Reef? As you drive by the Water Garden or Greenberg Park, you might get a fleeting glance of tropical splendor or a brief view of a... Read More »


To Recycle, or Not to Recycle

November 11, 2020 12:49 pm Published by

To Recycle, or Not to Recycle By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager One of the top questions received by the Ocean Reef Press and our Solid Waste Team is what can and cannot be recycled. That is why we... Read More »


Have You Spotted this Croc on the Golf Course?

September 28, 2020 4:39 pm Published by

Have You Spotted this Croc on the Golf Course? By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Club Editorial Assistant If you’re an avid golfer, you likely have noticed the crocodile with the “white cube” attached to his body that has attracted curious... Read More »


Get the Buzz!

September 21, 2020 10:12 am Published by

Get the Buzz! by Jody Steele Living in a sub-tropical climate has its benefits and its drawbacks. So along with amazing sunsets, a profusion of flowering foliage, and a mild Winter weather there are a few annoying critters around. It... Read More »


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