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Conservation

Saving the South’s Tiniest and Rarest Turtles

In the North Carolina mountains, biologists work to give North America’s bog turtles a fighting chance

Food & Drink

Southern Fried Quail with a French Twist

Chef Nicolas Lebas upgrades the fall bird with cornflakes, an apple slaw stuffing, and a red bell pepper glaze

Food & Drink

How a Brewery Coaxed Prince’s Hot Chicken Out of Nashville for the First Time

The original hot chicken joint is headed to Greenville, South Carolina

Land & Conservation

Knock Knock, Gator Calling

A South Carolina woman gets a surprise visitor while working from home

Food & Drink

The Science Behind Southern Flavors

A new cookbook shares one hundred recipes built on the chemistry of taste

Conservation

Giving Monarch Butterflies a Wing Up

Florida is working to shape a brighter future for monarchs, one retention basin at a time

Food & Drink

Cast Iron Chicken-Fried Quail

How a Texas couple fries fall’s favorite bird

Gardens

Give Bees a Chance

Southerners know pollinators are a garden’s best friends

Food & Drink

What to Eat and Drink Around the South—Right Now

A state-by-state guide to bites and beverages, from regional delicacies to recommendations from locals

Land & Conservation

A Great Horned Owl Enjoys a Birdbath

A retired doctor in South Carolina captures stunning photos of a surprise visitor to his backyard

Land & Conservation

Message in a Bottle Contains a Shrimp Story

A couple finds a nearly sixty-year-old message washed ashore on Florida’s Marco Island

Land & Conservation

A Sea Turtle Survival Story

A resilient hatchling is one of just three to make it out of a flooded nest in South Carolina

Outdoors

An Expert’s Guide to Finding Shark Teeth

Charleston paleontologist Ashby Gale shares his top tips for fossil-hunting beachcombers

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Food & Drink

Inside the G&G Cover Cake Bake-Off

Two readers share their experiences whipping up the cake on the cover of our August/September issue

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Land & Conservation

A Surge of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

Reports from Florida, where the vast majority of sea turtles nest in the U.S., are showing another great year for hatchling numbers

Land & Conservation

How the North Carolina Zoo Looks After Red Wolf Puppies

Two new litters this year are helping to secure the future of this critically endangered Southern species

Conservation

Meet the South’s Rare Blue Bee

Recent sightings of the fuzzy-faced blue calamintha bee in Florida are a hopeful sign—but pollinators still face an uphill battle

Food & Drink

Cynthiana in the Summer

Pour a glass of a local favorite from Arkansas wine country

Land & Conservation

Saving a Rare Southern Species

The Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus—Virginia northern flying squirrel—may be off the endangered list, but its survival depends on another conservation effort: reforestation

Land & Conservation

Georgia’s Giant Lizard Invaders

The tegu, a predatory South American lizard, poses a threat to quail, gopher tortoises, and more native Southern species—but there’s still hope of stopping the invasion