We challenge you to join us in creating pollinator habitat gardens all over Fayette & surrounding Counties. Join us in celebrating Earth Month and National Service Month by planting native Georgia pollinator species in your own backyard. You can see a list of Native Georgia pollinator plants for Spring, Summer, & Fall. This is a family-friendly project that anyone can do and in honor of Youth Service Day we encourage getting the kids involved! Here is a video with the basics of planting a pollinator garden(remember to use Georgia Native plants). You can also use this project as a learning tool while we learn at home. You can find learning resources on gardening & pollinators below.
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In 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park and it ignited our long journey and ambitions as a country to appreciate and protect this land that we love.
We cannot examine conservation in the United States today without looking back at the early 1900s and what President Theodore Roosevelt did in leading the way for our conservation efforts throughout the country.
Often considered the “conservationist president,” Roosevelt, who was an avid sportsman and hunter, experienced firsthand the loss of habitat throughout the US. Understanding that our natural resources were not inexhaustible, he saw the effects of overgrazing on his own ranches and started to take action. Continue Reading Here.
Surround your food crops with native plants to bring in the pollinators needed for a bountiful harvest. Most native bees are better pollinators than the European honeybee, and native bees need native plants! Read more on Prairie Moon Nurserys Website here.
Now that our Backyard Bird March Madness is over, we would like to feature a group of birds called the Corvids, whose most famous southeastern members are the American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata). This group of birds, as well as birds such as Parrots, are widely regarded as some of the smartest birds in the world. Read more here.
Lots of history and superstition surrounds the four-leaf clover. As a child, I fondly remember standing in the yard with my Dad searching for four-leaf clovers, he could spot one a mile away. Our new office in downtown Fayetteville, Georgia has a lovely patch filled with clovers!
Your chances of discovering a four-leaf clover are 1:10,000 – which makes you more than lucky when you find one. Since today is Saint Patrick’s Day, we encourage you to go outdoors and join the hunt. Send us a photo of you with a four-leaf clover today and we will send you an SCT Sticker! Read on for more and crafts!
The Ridge Nature Area is a 308 acre nature preserve owned by the City of Fayetteville and managed by the Southern Conservation Trust. Learn more through the March 2020 Wildlife Report. View full report here.
Thanks to Michael Clifton for this beautiful footage and tour of Nesmith Preserve. The preserve is currently open to visitors and can be found by going through the parking lot at Starr’s Mill High School and is on the back side of the parking lot. To view the full video please click here.
Birders can spend a lot of time flipping through field guides to identify different species by their pictures, but birds don’t often stand still for 20 minutes while you do so! A fun challenge is to learn to identify species by their songs and calls. This can be really useful when you’re in dense forests or when birds are otherwise hidden from view.
Our Director of Conservation & Stewardship Jesse Woodsmith knows over 60 regional species “by ear” and regularly conducts bird surveys this way! Check out the following tools to work on your backyard bird ID. Impress your friends by pointing out a bird while not even looking in its direction! If you like this topic, we can share more resources and hold bird walks/training in the future. Read more…
Haiku is a Japanese poetry form. A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader’s mind. It is like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.
Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Learn more here.