Indigo Days 2017 Recap

Authored by David Hutto Jr. Indigo Days is an annual event that started in 2013 as a way to show our appreciation to our members by inviting them to our preserve system in Telfair County, Georgia and some adjacent counties to be a part of our Indigo Snake surveys. Indigo Days is always in the […]

2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Authored by Charli Palmer, Jacob Barrett, and Heidi Hall For the past five years The Orianne Society has participated in the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) in Charleston, South Carolina and 2017 was no different. Just after Valentine’s Day we started packing up to make the trip south; loading brochures, banners, posters, cages, and a lot […]

SEPARC Annual Meeting 2017

Authored by Houston Chandler Last month, Dirk Stevenson and I attended the southeastern chapter of the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation’s (SEPARC) annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. In recent years, this meeting has become a premier meeting for herpetologists from around the southeast and is usually well attended by a mix of graduate […]

A Man and His Forest

Authored by Dirk Stevenson Reese Thompson and canine friend “Roxie” bound like springboks from the pickup truck and within minutes take their positions at the base of a towering south Georgia Longleaf Pine. From far above a scale of bark, exfoliated by a foraging nuthatch, parachutes into our field of view. Reese, silver-haired, wearing a […]

The Pillar Unnoticed

Authored by Brannon Knight The Longleaf Pine ecosystem once occurred over the vast majority of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, covering approximately 90 million acres. An iconic symbol in this region, it can often “overshadow” what is beneath it. When I walk into a forest it is always exciting to see Longleaf in the overstory, especially […]