Biodiversity in Your Backyard: Autumn Edition

There’s a certain mystery to autumn here in Western North Carolina. Most mornings, as the sun rises, the fog settles in for a few hours. Of all of the seasons, I probably love fall the most. There’s just something about being able to go outside, crunch some leaves, and watch stuff change. This month, we’ll […]

Woods & Wilds: The Podcast Episode 7

Join Dogwood Alliance and SlaytheMic as we collaborate to bring tales of connections to nature and music to you. This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic speak with Erniko Brown. Erniko is the founder of the nonprofit Organized Uplifting Resources (OURS) and is the newest staff member of […]

BOOdiversity In Your Backyard: Spooky Season

Another turn around the sun brings us to my favorite time of the year: fall! It’s no secret that autumn is the best: with color-changing trees, wild swings in weather, and most importantly: Halloween! Even though many places aren’t doing the usual Halloween festivities this year because of COVID-19, there are still ways to safely […]

Biodiversity in Your Backyard: Black Bears

This very special issue of Biodiversity in Your Backyard features my favorite mammals: bears! Yes, there are all sorts of bears, like polar bears and grizzly bears around the world, but we’ll be focusing exclusively on the humble, noble Black Bear. Known in the scientific world as Ursus americanus, and in the not-so-scientific world as […]

Why We Need Wetland Forests

Guest post written by Ha Do, a Dogwood Alliance intern. When I was a schoolgirl in Vietnam, wetland forests for me were a negligible part of my adventures to national parks or on the way to beaches with my family. I used to think that wetland forests, hundreds of miles away from where I live, […]