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Recent Articles

The Big Four of Turtle Conservation

If you like turtles, as most of us do, we would like to tell you about four species in urgent need of our help. Wood Turtles, Bog Turtles, Blanding’s Turtles, and Spotted Turtles are all in sharp decline, and to us, they are the Big Four of Turtle Conservation in the Northeastern United States. Although […]

Photo of the Month: August 2021

This month’s photo comes from Blake Adams, our new Manager of the Orianne Indigo Snake Preserve, featuring one of the many Gopher Tortoises he has come across on the Preserve in the last week.

Genetic Connectivity of Florida’s Indigo Snake Populations

Eastern Indigo Snake – Ben Stegenga One of the key concepts in conservation biology is landscape connectivity. In other words, how easy is it for animals to move between discrete habitat patches and what are the features that either impede or facilitate movement? Connectivity is often thought about in terms of linking protected areas in […]

Dekay’s Brownsnake: One of America’s most Misidentified Snakes

The Brownsnake is a harmless snake common in the Eastern United States, but their secretive nature means few people ever see one, or know what they are.

Lighting a Match – June 2021

Ben Grunwald, Land Management Technician and Burn Crew Lead for the Orianne Society, shares his closing thoughts on the 2021 fire season, while James Hunt and Ezra Bortner tell us a bit about their first fire season.