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Land & Conservation

Champions of Conservation

Culture Keeper

Biologist Caleb Hickman safeguards the flora and fauna of his people’s native land

Champions of Conservation

Guiding Presence

No matter the personal cost, fishing captain Benny Blanco shows up for the Everglades

Champions of Conservation

The Butterfly Savior

Endangered pollinators find new hope thanks to Florida entomologist Jaret Daniels

Champions of Conservation

Seed of Change

Hallie Shoffner heralds the effects of climate extremes from her family’s research spread

Champions of Conservation

River Doctor

Jason Throneberry is helping to heal a vital waterway that could save the endangered Alabama sturgeon and countless other fish

Champions of Conservation

The Farmers’ Advocate

Savi Horne helps keep agriculture sustainable for Black farmers

Champions of conservation

Apostle of Ecotourism

Chris Crolley introduces people to the beauty of the Lowcountry—and saves critical species in the process

Field Guide

Baby Copperhead Season Is Here

Here’s what to know—including some surprising facts—about the miniature predators slithering around the landscape

Field Guide

An Ode to Bald Cypress, Unsung Hero of Autumn

The sentinels of the swamp also look grand in a yard

Conservation

The Fascinating Way Dolphins Dine in Charleston

The South Carolina Aquarium’s marine biologists are taking a closer look at the animals’ rare hunting techniques in urban estuaries

Conservation

How You Can Help Monarch Butterflies

The struggling butterflies have been placed on the endangered list by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Here’s what you can do to help

Conservation

Scientists Race to Restore Florida’s Nearly Extinct Reefs

One fragment at a time, the Mote Marine Laboratory is rebuilding the coral ecosystems of the Keys

This Land

Healing Hearts in the Everglades

Rebirth and reunions in the River of Grass

Land & Conservation

Hope for a Disappearing Florida Bird

Biologists are on a mission to save the tiny Florida grasshopper sparrow before it’s too late

Conservation

Hatching the South’s Rarest Fish

Tennessee biologists race to save the tiny, endangered—and stunningly beautiful—residents of our waters

This Land

Exploring Mammoth Cave’s Underground History

Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave echoes with a history that won’t be silenced

Arts & Culture

Out from Audubon’s Shadow: Meet a Bold Wildlife Artist and Explorer

This May marks 300 years since Mark Catesby chronicled the South

THE WILD SOUTH

A Dove Field Prescription

A surefire planting formula for bringing in the birds come dove season

Conservation

A Surprising Discovery of Giant Manta Rays

A biologist finds an enclave of juvenile mantas just off the Florida coast

Conservation

Texas Couple Buys 1,500 Pounds of Sugar to Welcome Back Hummingbirds

The annual hummingbird migration returns to the South, and one little Texas house puts out a big, sweet welcome