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Land & Conservation

Land & Conservation

At Ninety-Seven, This Former Maryland State Senator is Still Fighting for the Chesapeake Bay

Bernie Fowler will don his iconic white sneakers for the 34th annual Patuxent River Wade-In

Land & Conservation

Cicadas Will Disappear as Suddenly as They Came

But there’s a surprising way scientists—and trees—will remember they were here

Conservation

Peacocks in a Kaleidoscope of Color

Steel, midnight, peach, hazel, platinum, taupe, jade—driven by the thrill of creation and discovery, the Missouri farmer Brad Legg has almost single-handedly spurred the proliferation of crazy-colored peacocks

Land & Conservation

North Carolina’s Favorite Carnivorous Plant is Coming into Bloom

Where to spot Venus flytraps this spring

Conservation

Making Homes for Endangered Southern Woodpeckers

How Nature Conservancy efforts in Georgia and Florida could save a native Southern species

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Land & Conservation

Stunning Florida Shorebirds

Photographer Jim Miller captures striking images of shorebirds throughout Florida in his new book Art of Birds

Land & Conservation

Great White Shark Feeding Frenzy

A South Carolina charter captain and shark tagger had the experience of a lifetime last week—and has the photos and video to prove it

Land & Conservation

Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles in Texas Get a Helping Hand

Thousands of green sea turtles will survive the frigid weather—thanks to South Padre Island volunteers

Conservation

A Promising Winter for Right Whale Calves

The right whale calving season off the Georgia and Florida coasts is shaping up to be a good one—giving scientists hope for the most endangered whale in the world

Land & Conservation

A Southerner’s Guide to Backyard Winter Birding

Follow these five tips for getting the most from backyard feeders during the cold months—the birds will thank you

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

Land & Conservation

Knock Knock, Gator Calling

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

Hurricane Relief

We Are Louisiana Shrimpers, and We Are Still Here

New Orleans’s Mosquito Supper Club chef on hurricane season and her family’s long, long history of surviving storms

Conservation

Giving Monarch Butterflies a Wing Up

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

Land & Conservation

Take a Walk Through a Rare Urban Old-Growth Forest

Peter Essick’s new photography book captures the beauty of Atlanta’s Fernbank Forest

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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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