Get to know your wetlands

Ward narrates this video overlooking the wetlands on Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation property and talks about the habitat that wetlands provide. He talks about the benefits of the Wetland Restoration Program or WRP administered by the Natural…

Pine Plantings

Ward talks about the differences in planting long leaf pine versus short leaf pine. https://vimeo.com/316894803/ea9a0ebfd1 Long leaf pine planting versus short leaf pine planting

An Early Bloomer: Skunk Cabbage

Whenever we go out for a walk in the great outdoors, most of us have a tendency to focus on wildlife. Birds, butterflies, and mammals naturally capture our attention with color and motion. For those willing to investigate, the plant world offers…

Fire - Friend and Foe (Part II)

As disastrous as wildfires can be, such phenomena remain an integral part of the planet’s natural ecology - especially when it come to the health of our soil, streams, grasslands, forests, and wildlife resources. Many people consider all wildfire…

Fire - Friend or Foe (Part 1)

A few days ago, I received a request to write a blog regarding a very sensitive subject – fire and the natural environment. The recent wildfires in California, and the associated loss of human life and personal property, makes such a task…