June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month as well as Great Outdoors Month and so this blog will be about both! LGBTQIA+ is an acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and the plus is for gender fluid people - people whose gender identity changes over time or per situation. Queer is a … Continue reading Hike with Pride this month!
Today’s blog focuses on the Turkey Vulture, another one of the most commonly seen birds here in the Southeast. Before we talk about identifying characteristics though, I thought we could dive into the semantics of the terms vulture and buzzard, because it can be pretty confusing. Before researching this topic, whenever I heard the … Continue reading Let’s clear the air: a Vulture is not a Buzzard
Warm sunshine. Rainy days. Blooming plants. The Earth is alive in this wonderful Spring season! This is the perfect time to have Earth Day. I guess that is why in 1970, 47 years ago, the first Earth Day was observed. Earth Day is held to "demonstrate support for environmental protection". Topics can include environmental clean … Continue reading Earth Day
I have recently revisited Georgia-born author Janisse Ray's work of nonfiction titled Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. The book's innards are in the title as Ray alternates chapters where she recounts her childhood memories with contrasting subject matter of the unique ecology of southern Georgia's coastal plain otherwise known as the longleaf pine wiregrass ecosystem. Janisse Ray … Continue reading On Janisse Ray, Environment, and History’s Knack for Repeating Itself