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Land & Conservation

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

Land & Conservation

Putting a Stop to Turtle Trafficking

The South is a global hotspot for turtles—which also makes it a hotspot for the global turtle trafficking trade. A new bill in South Carolina aims to help stamp it out

Food & Drink

Farming in the Time of Coronavirus

A Birmingham nonprofit provides for the community and teaches others to do the same

Land & Conservation

How to Draw a Shorebird

Follow these steps from Charleston, South Carolina, artist Raven Roxanne

Land & Conservation

Q&A with the Shark Guru

Ocearch founder Chris Fischer answers kids’ burning questions

Outdoors

Six Secrets to Enjoying Lightning Bugs

A guide to seeing more fireflies without disturbing the stars of the show

Editor's Letter

Southern Original

Lessons from a pioneering wild spirit—and an issue dedicated to those pushing the south forward

Land & Conservation

The Grassroots Impact of Captains For Clean Water

Meet the winners of the 2020 Rare Life Award: two fishing guides uniting communities in a fight for Florida’s ecology

Outdoors

How to Hunt for Morels

Spring is the season for these savory cone-shaped fungi

Land & Conservation

The South’s Most Endangered Animals

Going, going, gone? How the population of nine Southern species dwindled to alarmingly low numbers—and why there’s still hope

Land & Conservation

Bringing Nature Inside

Tune into these livestreams for a peek at the private lives of animals across the South and beyond

Land & Conservation

Hope Takes Flight in Texas

A pair of nesting bald eagles is helping to bring a Houston community together

Special Issue

Making a Southern Stand

The best of the most distinctive region in the country could be vanishing before our eyes

Southern Heroes

Ronald Kendall: The Quail Doctor

The Texan is helping bring back the bobwhite, icon of Southern game birds

SOUTHERN HEROES

Sarah Ross: The Seed Restorer

The Georgian works to perpetuate the South’s heirloom crops

Southern Heroes

Eric S. Martin : The Lighthouse Keeper

The preservationist relighting the way in the Florida Keys

Southern Heroes

Wendell Berry: The Poet of Place

A conversation, in letters, with one of the South’s most vital voices

Land & Conservation

The Cajun Navy: The Rescuers

Through hell and high water, the Louisiana groups form a river of relief

Southern Heroes

Karen Amspacher: The Maritime Defender

The North Carolina native advocates for the culture of the Down East region