Clay Carrington is a writer for The Nature Conservancy, based in San Antonio, Texas. A former journalist, he has the strength of 10 men (though sadly all writers) and blogs about whichever conservation stories catch his eye.
n order to save rare sabal palms that would otherwise be leveled by construction of the United States-Mexico border fence, the Conservancy is partnering with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and Audubon Texas in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to transplant palms to safe ground, one tree at a time. More
“Some see the glass as half empty, and some see it as half full. Conservationists see the glass as too big.” I chuckled when I read that quote recently in a profile of John Karges, the peerless Texas naturalist and wildlife biologist. Clever aphorisms aside, optimism and conservation can often be difficult to reconcile. […] More
I’ve always been a little wary of polls. They often call to mind political hatchet men or Madison Avenue hucksters. Occasionally, though, polls can make even a cynic like me take heart. Two recent polls – conducted by independent research companies on behalf of The Nature Conservancy and partner organizations — surveyed voters in Texas and […] More
With so much attention being paid to the entirety of America’s bird species, this might be a good time to take a closer look at a few individual birds. A cardinal, perhaps, with wings stretched wide for a soft landing; or a ruby-throated hummingbird, frozen in mid-flight, its tiny, feathered body floating against a deep […] More
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