Margaret Southern

Margaret Southern is a writer for the Conservancy’s Editorial Strategy Team, where she writes about international conservation strategies and projects. On Cool Green Science, she will be blogging about green living, and her experiences going from “greenish” to “greener.” Her interests include world travel, biking, microbrews and her boxer, Lucy.


Margaret's Posts

Do You Know What a Radish Looks Like?

April 13th, 2010
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Eating fruits and vegetables isn't just good for you -- it's good for the environment, too. But too many people don't know what plant food looks like, says our green blogger Margaret Southern. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Majestic Flight

April 9th, 2010
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Despite the Snowy Owl’s 50 to 65-inch wingspan, Flickr user newfoundlander61 was able to fit this bird’s flight all in one frame. This photo was taken on Amherst Island, Ontario, and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group […] More

Get in Gear for Spring Biking Season, Part 1: New Routes

April 7th, 2010
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Google Maps now gives you directions "by bike" -- and green blogger Margaret Southern says they're shockingly good. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Ladybird on a Snowdrop

April 2nd, 2010
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A welcome sight in the garden!  This ladybug (or ladybird, as they are called in the UK) was snapped by Flickr user nutmeg66 and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. […] More

Nature Photo of the Week: The Food Chain

March 26th, 2010
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Didn’t your mother ever tell you to eat with your mouth closed?  This hungry pelican was snapped by Flickr user glasshalffull91 at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Gainesville, Fla., and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group […] More

Nature Photo of the Week: Step Off

March 19th, 2010
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Who are you looking at? This unhappy baby elephant seal was snapped by Flickr user mikaku and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Western Kingbird

March 12th, 2010
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This image of a perfectly framed Western Kingbird was taken by Flickr user Planet-10 and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. More

Climate Change Debates? There’s an App for That!

March 10th, 2010
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A new iPhone app gives you the factual edge in your debate with climate-change skeptics, says our green blogger Margaret Southern. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Dewdrops on a Spiderweb

March 5th, 2010
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From a spider channeling Jackson Pollock, perhaps? This image was taken by Flickr user KoolPix and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you — at my.nature.org. More

Nature Photo of the Week: Cobb’s Wren

February 26th, 2010
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This wren may not be the most colorful bird, but he sure has heart. This image was taken by Flickr user gavin_emmons on Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, and shared through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr Group. Check out all The Nature Conservancy’s featured daily nature images — submitted to the Conservancy’s Flickr group by people like you […] More

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