Category Archives: Conservaton

Those Colors are Real!

So many people think those bright colors of the infamous Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone’s Midway Geyser Basin are doctored with Photoshop.  Granted, these days, no one believes any photograph lives in it’s captured state but this one is for … Continue reading

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Spiders are Beautiful

I know what you’re thinking, I’ve lost my mind.  Well, maybe, but after a naturalist workshop about Spiders, I have a renewed appreciation for these little creatures.  I’m not sure I want to hang out with them or have them … Continue reading

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What’s all the Fuss About The Carolina Heelsplitter?

Freshwater mussels are not high on the “cute” list of wildlife, but they play an important role in our ecosystem nonetheless.  They are what’s termed indicator species which means they help indicate sources of clean water.  They live in our … Continue reading

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The Splendor of Fall Color

Months ago, I planned what’s becoming an annual trip to the SC upstate for fall color.  And such a trip would not be complete without a boat ride with Lake Jocassee Boat Tours.  While the vista views seemed less than … Continue reading

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South Carolina Master Naturalist Conference 2015

Each year for the past 4 years, great effort has been put into action by the SC Master Naturalist program (an extension of Clemson University) to provide a weekend of learning for those of us in the program.  This year … Continue reading

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