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Fieldnotes- May 2020

The Spotted Turtle nesting season is underway in Georgia, and an important component of our current research is taking females to get x-rays a couple times throughout the duration of the project. This lets us know which turtles are gravid and how many eggs they’re carrying. Check out this month’s episode of Fieldnotes to get […]

Celebrating southeastern wetlands: An unappreciated resource

I have spent countless hours wandering through wetlands in the southeastern Coastal Plain, usually in search of animals that most people will never have the opportunity to observe in their natural environment. Some of the prettiest places that I have stumbled upon can only be accessed by getting your feet wet and exploring off the […]

Lighting a Match- May 2020

On Winter Perseverance of our Cold-blooded Friends

Today marks the 180th day in a row I have had snow in my front yard. Most had melted as of mid-April and all that remains is what piled up under the edge of my barn roof, and that too shall pass in the coming weeks. Yet it was that point around mid-April that I […]