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Land & Conservation

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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

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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

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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

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

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

Conservation

A Noah’s Ark for Rare Turtles

Some of the world’s rarest species live and thrive in the South Carolina backcountry

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

Land & Conservation

Strange Southern Species

On Endangered Species Day, learn about six of the South’s rarest—and most unusual—creatures

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