Why We Need to Keep Natural Forests

As cities and human activities continue to expand, natural forests are under threat. In 2016 one of The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals was to fully stop deforestation by 2020. In that same year we lost 25.8 million hectares. So we’ve, unfortunately, fallen short of meeting that goal. Global Forest Watch reported that in 2020, […]

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Top 9 Extinct Species in the US South

In 2021, the US Fish and Wildlife Service removed 22 species from the endangered species list and declared them extinct. From that list, 9 species could be found in the Southeastern United States, including the ivory-billed woodpecker. Unfortunately the Endangered Species Act came too late for those unique creatures. Currently, estimations show that there are […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast | Becoming Water with Tierra Mack

A Podcast Interview with Tierra Mac on Becoming Water Join us for Episode 5 Season 3 Woods & Wilds: The Podcast! In this episode we’re joined by educator and business founder, Tierra Mack. Tierra joins us to talk about the children she works with, about creating comfortable and safe space to be a kid in […]

What is the Logging Rate in the US South?

Many people and organizations are documenting the impacts of logging in the United States. The large-scale industrial logging rate is high, especially in the US Southern coastal plain. The Southern US is known as the “wood basket” of the world. This region’s forests are cleared at a rate four times that of South American rainforests. […]

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What’s That Really Big Bird I See? 6 Common Hawks, Vultures, & More

Have you ever watched a big bird passing overhead or perched on a post and wondered what kind of bird is that? We have, too. This guide will help you identify six different types of popular big birds. Next time you’re outdoors, you’ll be able to identify them with confidence. Black Vulture Recognizable characteristics Pay […]

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