Conservation Stories

April 5, 2017

Big Mud

One day after our arrival in Panama City, we stood on the shoreline looking in awe over the mudflats that stretch out into the blue haze […]
January 8, 2016

Reflections on Fones Cliffs

On 12 November, the Richmond County board of supervisors voted 4 to 1 in favor of rezoning the 976-acre Diatomite tract from general agricultural (A-1) to […]
March 2, 2015

Dancing with the dragon

Leonardo da Vinci describes the duality of the research experience as standing before the mouth of a grand, unexplored cavern. Peering into the black, one is […]
January 9, 2015

Unwelcome neighbors: Bald eagles during the Great Depression

On March 22, 1936, Bryant Tyrrell traveled to the farm of Hiram Brown near Chestertown, Maryland, to investigate a report of a bald eagle nest. Upon entering […]
September 29, 2014

Echoes of the Dough Birds

Like a summer carnival coming to a Midwestern town, wherever Eskimo Curlew went their arrival was the most anticipated event of the year. They were travelers […]
January 1, 2013

Eagles Return to the Chesapeake Bay

Written by Bryan Watts On June 20, 1782 the bald eagle was adopted as the emblem of the thirteen colonies and it became the symbolic representation […]