A black and white image of a group of men in suits approaching the meteorite at the University of Arkansas.


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

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


A Surprisingly Popular Album of Frog Noises Comes Bellowing Back

Plus more special sounds as Smithsonian Folkways Recordings marks seventy-five years


Baptism By Quail

A hunter journeys to the famed Red Hills in pursuit of the storied bobwhite, those doing everything they can to bring it back, and his own family’s legacy

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David Joy’s Unexpected French Connection

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

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Are the Flamingos Blown in by Hurricane Idalia Here to Stay?

“No one has ever seen anything like this,” one expert says


What You Need to Know About Venomous Snakes in the South 

Where they are, how to identify them, and reasons not to kill them

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Defender of Descendants: Jennie L. Stephens

Families with heirs’ property across the region have an ally in this South Carolina dynamo

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Open Door Policy (Maker): Ryan J. Brown

Virginia’s natural wonders extend a wider welcome with this man at the helm

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Seed Savior: Chris Smith

In the face of climate change, monoculture, and an uncertain future, a grower tries new tactics

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Tribal Counsel: Mitzi Reed

Rooting out invasives, beckoning youth to the cause: A Choctaw biologist doubles down

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Action Hero: Alvin Dedeaux

This Texas fly guide is hooking up the Lower Colorado with cleaner waters

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The Good Earther: Adam Chappell

An inspiring farmer goes soil deep to prove what’s old is new again

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Gene Genius: JJ Apodaca

An inventive herpetologist wields DNA in wild and wonderful ways

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Feathered Friend: Mike Chamberlain

Plummeting turkey numbers? A Georgia biologist and hunter is stepping in

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Water Warrior: Jacqueline Echols

Long before Atlanta’s South River became a political flash point, Jacqueline Echols began fighting to conserve the waterway

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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

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Inside the Weird and Wonderful World of Coral Reproduction

If you needed proof that corals are animals, watch these videos

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Can a Science Writer Learn to Love Roaches?

Digging deep into the research—and my soul—to appreciate this scuttling evolutionary superstar

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Bringing Back Bison

A restored Oklahoma tallgrass prairie offers a blueprint for heritage herds