If you could have tiny roses come up across your lawn that were no higher than your lawn, would you like it?  Imagine little dots of pink, or burgundy, yellow, peach spread across the lawn. Pretty, huh?  What if they required no care at all,...

Read Across America Day 2021: March 2nd, 2021   In 1998, the National Education Association  started the United States’ largest celebration of reading, Read Across America. Read Across America’s primary purpose is “motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone,...

Today, February 2nd, is World Wetlands Day! This year’s theme is “Wetlands and Water,” focusing on the importance of wetlands and their crucial role in contributing to the quality and quantity of freshwater available on Earth. The Southern Conservation Trust proudly protects more than 85 properties...

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,...