Land & Conservation

Champions of Conservation 2023

Saving wild turkeys, protecting Venus flytraps, cleaning up rivers, cultivating the crops of tomorrow, and more—the heroic efforts of these ten undersung scientists, advocates, and innovators are helping defend the South’s imperiled ecosystems


Art of the Decoy

Presented by Orvis and Blade and Bow, a new traveling event celebrates the centuries-old tradition of decoy carving in the South

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This Small Arkansas Town Would Like to Keep Its Eight-Hundred-Pound Meteorite, Please

Nearly a century after it crashed to Earth in Northeast Arkansas, the Paragould meteorite finds its way home

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This Land

Cultivating Creativity at a Poet’s Sanctuary

The late Anne Spencer crafted a Virginia home and garden that nurtured other artists—and still does

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Land & Conservation

Friends, Fans, and Colleagues Remember South Carolina Naturalist Rudy Mancke

The beloved host of NatureScene and NatureNotes passed away earlier this week

Land & Conservation

Repurpose That Pumpkin!

Gourd-for-the-environment alternatives to throwing your holiday display in the trash

Land & Conservation

David Joy’s Unexpected French Connection

On his book tour overseas, the North Carolina novelist discovers that catfish are the ties that bind