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 […]

Learning about Georgia’s Spotted Turtles

Authored by Houston Chandler With the 2016–2017 Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) sampling season nearing its end, we have started preparing for the upcoming Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) trapping season. This will be our fourth consecutive year of monitoring and research on Georgia populations of Spotted Turtles. It is the first time Georgia Spotted Turtle […]

Winter’s Frog

Authored by Ben Stegenga For herp enthusiasts across the country, these winter months can feel like an eternity. With winter weather in full swing, reptile and amphibian activity can be hard to come by. However, there are a few species of secretive amphibians that make their yearly appearances during cold, rainy weather—you just have to […]

Introducing our Newest Field Technicians

Authored by Jacob Barrett As with the beginning of every year, we have set our goals high for 2017. The first half of the year is our busiest and most important time for the land management team. Our three main focal areas at this time include applying prescribed fire, preparing fire lines and planting our […]

A Snaky Start to Indigo Season

Authored by Matt Moore The Orianne Society’s annual Eastern Indigo Snake survey season is nearing its halfway mark at the turn of the New Year. The autumn-early winter portion of this survey season has included a number of noteworthy discoveries by Orianne Society staff. Ben Stegenga, Orianne Field Technician, got the survey season off to […]