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Land & Conservation

The Bizarre Prehistoric Sea Monster Discovered by a College of Charleston Paleontologist

Meet Serpentisuchops pfisterae, also known as snakey crocodile-face, a never-before-seen species of plesiosaur

Arts & Culture

The Making of Our October/November 2022 Cover

Photographer Kelley Luikey shares how she captured the perfect shot of roseate spoonbills coming in for landing

Editor's Letter

From the Editor: Making a Wild Difference

Celebrating the folks on the front lines of conservation

GARDEN & GUN PRESENTS

Ten Champions of Conservation

In a precarious time for our Southern ecosystems, these ten under-the-radar scientists, advocates, and groundbreakers are saving endangered butterflies, defending the Everglades, fighting for shorebirds, creating art that speaks from the heart, and more

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

An Ode to Bald Cypress, Unsung Hero of Autumn

The sentinels of the swamp also look grand in a yard

Arts & Culture

Richard Powers’s Wild Voice

The novelist’s Great Smoky Mountains immersion laid the groundwork for his epic Pulitzer-winning tree novel. It also sparked a love affair between man and place that is upending Powers’s life and work

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

Conservation

Hatching the South’s Rarest Fish

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

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

Conservation

A Surprising Discovery of Giant Manta Rays

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

Arts & Culture

Painting in Praise of the Natural World

An interview with the New Orleans artist Ida Floreak, who finds creative inspiration on the ground beneath her feet

15th Anniversary

The Lowcountry’s Green Guide

Rick Crawford, a Charleston native, models the future of sustainable business

15th Anniversary

Birders Look Beyond What the Binoculars Reveal

As teacher and protégé, J. Drew Lanham and Isaiah Scott inspire and educate

15th Anniversary

Red Wolf Renaissance

The North Carolina Zoo’s mission to save the endangered canid renews hope for native species

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G&G Party Pics

SEWE Cocktails and Conservation 2022

G&G and SEWE host another year of Cocktails and Conservation in Charleston