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Land & Conservation

Land & Conservation

Dreaming of Monster Fish

The powerful pull of the ancient alligator gar draws a North Carolina writer deep into the Texas mud

Arts & Culture

Watching Lightning Bugs at Congaree National Park

A beautiful display of nature in Hopkins, South Carolina

Arts & Culture

Now Enrolling: The Wendell Berry Farm School

A new Kentucky-based program puts the work of the renowned writer at the center of a college curriculum—and it’s tuition free

Land & Conservation

Meet the Smokies’ Newest Ranger

After stints at Yosemite and Big Bend, the new chief ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park is coming back home to protect and preserve a Southern treasure

Editor's Letter

Saving the Small Places

Zooming in on a tiny Lowcountry
creek and its uncertain future

Land & Conservation

The Sweetest and Strangest Animal Stories of 2018

From mischievous North Carolina black bears to vigilante cattle in Florida to good dogs everywhere, these are our favorite Southern animal anecdotes from the past year

Land & Conservation

Hope on the Half Shell

Caretakers of a generations-old seafood business in the historic Georgia community of Harris Neck, a father and son look toward the promise of modern oyster farming to preserve a legacy—and a way of life—inextricably tied to the water

Conservation

South Carolina’s Wild Acquisition

Unspoiled island formerly owned by Ted Turner is now part of the state’s park system

Land & Conservation

Currituck Defenders

Long a duck-hunting mecca, North Carolina’s Pine Island stands as one of the few remnants of the untamed Outer Banks. Today, thanks to the National Audubon Society, it’s also a living laboratory for how to protect the coastal South’s uncertain future

Conservation

How Fishing Captains are Saving the Everglades

Meet Captains for Clean Water, the non-profit that’s charting a new course for South Florida’s ecosystem—and the fisheries it supports

Hurricane Florence

Days Later, New Flood Dangers from Florence

Three rivers swollen from the hurricane’s record rains meet in one spot: Georgetown, South Carolina. Here’s how the town is preparing

Land & Conservation

Florence Delivers Staggering Blow to Wild Seed Farm

Crops of the North Carolina farmer profiled in Garden & Gun are leveled by storm’s wind and rain

College Football Traditions

Meet Mike the Tiger

A Louisiana State University veterinarian on what it takes to care for a mascot that’s also an endangered apex predator

Outdoors

The Secrets to Finding Shark Teeth

Tybee Island, Georgia author and avid shell-hunter Anna Marlis Burgard shares her know-how

Conservation

Meet the Most Interesting Shark in the Sea

Great whites may get all the notoriety, but lemon sharks are making a splash of their own at a Bahamian research facility

Land & Conservation

Where the Sharks Are

Closer than you might think, according to a Kentucky native’s research outfit that is leading the way on shark conservation

Conservation

Shark Days at Little St. Simons

How a Georgia resort is working to help save sharks

Conservation

Five Places to Experience Shark Week in the South

Learn more about the well-known predators at an event near you

Outdoors

Force of Nature: How Dr. Drew Lanham Is Changing Birding

The South Carolina ornithologist’s enthusiasm has brought the pursuit—and its connections to history and race—to a new audience

Outdoors

The Loneliest Peacock in Texas

Lookin’ for love at an Austin institution