Rivers in Georgia, once the lifeblood of native settlements, colonial communities, and burgeoning cities, are now mainly seen from overpasses at speeds of 70 mph. No matter how forgotten or overlooked, they still exist and are no less important to our communities in this day...

The Science of Bird Migration   The holidays are a season of celebration, cold weather, and often, travel. Human travel may be on hold, or at least ill-advised, due to COVID, but birds have still been migrating en masse. In 2018, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology estimated...

There are some very clever t-shirts out there. We all have our favorites. Mine says, “Stop Calling the Wildflowers Weeds.” I hear a similar question all the time on plant identification posts “Is this a weed or a plant?” That answer is, “It depends, and...

BAT WEEK 2020: OCTOBER 24-31, 2020 Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them,...

Best Things to do at Morgan Grove Nature Area by Sally Phipps Morgan Grove Nature Area was first opened to the public, by the Southern Conservation Trust, in 2012. It was officially reopened in 2018. A retired working forest, the preserve sits on 60 acres consisting of...

Every springtime, the Southern Conservation Trust gets numerous emails and phone calls from concerned people asking the following question: “I found an abandoned fawn! Where can I take it?” The answer is almost always the same: The fawn isn’t abandoned and you should leave it right where it...

With the latest statement by Governor Kemp, we understand that public nature areas are allowed to be open with certain restrictions. With that being said, we regret that we will continue to keep all Southern Conservation Trust nature areas closed for the time being. We...