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.