Land Rich and Cash Poor

"For me as a black southerner who loves nature, the freedom of wildness is worth a life's weight in gold."

J. Drew Lanham

Recovery: Smalltooth Sawfish Flickering Back

Recovery of the smalltooth sawfish is going better than expected, but public ignorance can still imperil these fish.

Ted Williams

Australian “Firehawk” Raptors Intentionally Spread Wildfires

At least three Australian raptor species intentionally spread wildfires by carrying smoldering branches to unburnt areas, according to a new paper that confirms long-held traditional Aboriginal knowledge.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2017

Our reviewer picks his favorite nature books, perfect for the naturalist on your holiday list.

Matthew L. Miller

The Ultimate Guide to the Wild Turkey

Enjoy our feast of wild turkey facts and trivia.

Matthew L. Miller

Reefs Like Zombies?

Coral reefs, parrotfish, climate change, Michigan tourists, and, well, zombies.

Cara Cannon Byington

Epic Duck: The Story of the Canvasback

Meet the canvasback, a striking bird with an even more striking conservation story.

Matthew L. Miller

A Brief Field Guide to the Rocks at Blowing Rocks

What, exactly, are the rocks at the Conservancy's Blowing Rocks preserve? And why do they sometimes blow like geysers?

Cara Cannon Byington

Tongue Orchids & Corpseflowers: 7 Insanely Weird Plant Species

Meet the plant that eats shrew poo, the orchid that has sex with itself, and the embarrassingly phallic titan arum.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Remarkable Story of How the Bison Returned to Europe

Yes, the bison roams across Europe. And the story of its conservation rescue may be even more dramatic than that of its American counterpart.

Matthew L. Miller

Fish Tales: Sourcing Recreational Fisheries Data from Newspaper Records

Scientists successfully used historical newspaper records to gather data on recreational fishing in Australia's Noosa Estuary, revealing declines in the fishery over time.

Justine E. Hausheer

The Skeleton Revealed: Vertebrates As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

A remarkable look at vertebrate skeletons via the stunning displays of biologist Steve Huskey.

Matthew L. Miller