Continuing field report: Neat native plants continue to greet FLC biologists as we complete our annual monitoring visits and check out new potential projects. This week's photos are brought to you from East Tennessee (Knox, Roane, and Sevier County) as well as Williamsburg County, South Carolina! Share your plant photos [...]
After a couple days of the team monitoring in Georgia the flowers just keep coming! Hitting new territories and seeing them in different seasons keeps our botanizing eyes keen. Check out some of our favorites from the recent trip: What are y’all seeing out there? Tag us @flc_friends [...]
It is spring, and that means we are out monitoring, maintaining the office grounds, and checking out potential new easements. No matter what activity we are doing, we are always on the hunt for wildflowers, spring ephemerals, and migratory wildlife because, as their names suggest, these species are usually only [...]
It’s an exciting time to enjoy birds, not only seeing them but learning their songs. And you don’t even have to go anywhere – they are coming to you! And no lugging binoculars to enjoy them. Mornings now are full of delightful birdsongs and calls as spring migration and mating [...]
Jarvis Park officially opens in Maryville! A big thank you to Dr. Craig Jarvis, the City of Maryville, and landowners Betty Duncan & Jim Cornett for preserving this natural area while also providing public access. The new park boasts close to a mile of walking trails, two 250+ year old [...]
During 2020, FLC Board and staff worked with landowners to permanently preserve close to 3,310 acres across the states of Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Check out the gallery of images and project descriptions from a few of these preserved properties! (Click on the image twice to enlarge.) [...]
Friend of the Foothills & FLC Conservation Easement Donor, Sally Chaffin, on the importance of land conservation!
"I've lived in East Tennessee all of my life and have seen a lot of changes and that includes watching nearby farms being sold and turned into residential and commercial lots. You cannot take land with you my goal has always been to buy land for the purpose of preserving [...]