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Land & Conservation

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

Outdoors

Do Tick Bites Cause Meat Allergies?

If you like eating barbecue and spending time outdoors, you need to read this

Land & Conservation

From Father to Son, a Legacy of Saving Sea Life

Gulf Coast conservation hero Jack Rudloe prepares to pass the stewardship of a beloved Florida research institution to his son

Land & Conservation

How to Build a Gourd Home for Martins

A Southern tradition and a fun hands-on summer project

Traditions

More Than A Birdhouse

In rural Alabama, a haven for purple martins generations in the making

Land & Conservation

Fishermen Save Trapped Leatherback Turtle

Anglers capture incredible photos of the massive animal off the coast of South Carolina

Land & Conservation

Watch Now: Osprey Chick’s First Days

Raptors care for their newborn on Skidaway Island, Georgia

Land & Conservation

Must-See Osprey TV

Two raptors—and their eggs—maintain a mesmerizing perch on the Georgia coast

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Arts & Culture

A Photographer’s Ode to the Longleaf Pine

Southern Myths

Do Cougars Roam the Smoky Mountains?

Conventional wisdom declared the big cats extinct long ago. But a number of recent sightings in Tennessee reveals they may be returning—or never left

Land & Conservation

Reviving a Lost Cane Syrup

After years of planning, the first batch of Sapelo Purple Ribbon Sugarcane Syrup comes to fruition

Land & Conservation

Dispatch from Daufuskie: Little Horse, Big Heart

For the first time in decades, a Marsh Tacky is born on the island

Land & Conservation

Saving Manatees Left High and Dry by Hurricane Irma

Wildlife specialists in Florida come to the aid of the gentle giants before and after storms

Conservation

The Tortoise and the Lair

An unprecedented coalition forges a plan to save one of the most crucial animals in the longleaf pine ecosystem