121 acres of Jefferson County, TN, farmland permanently preserved
Images clockwise from top) Holston River, Sleeping Lady in the Distance; The Isaac McBee House (1850); Dutchman's Breeches; Yellow Trout Lily; FLC Biologist, Shelby Lyn Sanders, with Jack & Beverly Kramer STRAWBERRY PLAINS, TENNESSEE—"Can you see the Sleeping Lady?” We are standing on the back porch of the historic Isaac [...]
FLC preserves 640 acre working farm in Gordon County, GA!
Images clockwise from top) A few of the property’s fallow fields have recently produced a soybean harvest while others have been utilized for growing hay.; Field with goldenrod; Pond on property One of FLC’s most recent conservation easement agreements involves the partnership with the University of Georgia on a 640-acre [...]
A Deep Connection to the Land Dreaming Bear partners with FLC to preserve her property in perpetuity!
Images clockwise from top right) Landowner Dreaming Bear celebrates the preservation of her property with FLC Biologist Shelby Lyn Sanders.; Mountain Meadow-rue (Thalictrum clavatum); Dreaming Bear captured in a moment of song; Seabolt Creek flows tranquilly through the property FANNIN COUNTY, GEORGIA—You can hear the quiet laughter of Seabolt Creek [...]
FLC recently partnered with landowners to preserve their 71 acre property in Knox County, TN!
Images clockwise from top left) Aerial view from northwest corner of the property; Allegheny chinkapin (Castanea pumila); FLC's Exec. Dir. Bill Clabough, pictured left, with landowners Shirley & Kelmer Reynolds; Blue woodland lettuce (Lactuca floridana); Small pond; Gray ratsnake (Pantherophis spiloides) This diverse 71.56-acre property is situated within Knox County’s [...]
For the love of East Tennessee’s natural beauty… FLC receives 12 acre donation in Pittman Center (Sevier County, TN)
Images clockwise from top left) Majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains looking out from the preserved property; FLC Exec. Dir. Bill Clabough poses with landowner Mary Jane Moore and her partner Richard Payne; East Tennessee black bear observed near the homestead; Bill visits with Mary Jane & Richard inside [...]
Seed Collecting at Harris Farm Pollinator Patches
Our pollinator patches are a gift that keeps on giving! Now that most of the blooms have come and gone, it's time to get out and collect seeds. Most of the species we have planted are excellent self-seeders and return in force [...]
Butterflies at the Harris Farm!
Why do we love butterflies? Certainly, we admire their exotic beauty and effortless grace as they dance among the flowers, but they serve many other important roles, from the caterpillars that provide food for migratory songbirds to the pollination that is [...]
Summer Update – Pollinator Patches at the Harris Farm
In honor of #PollinatorWeek and @pollinatorpartnership (June 20-26) FLC staff wanted to update you on the pollinator patches at the Harris Farm. Black-eyed Susan, partridge pea and false sunflower abound! The meadows are coming to life and attracting a variety of pollinators. The cover crops [...]
UPDATE! FLC’s Pollinator Patch Project with Strata-G Volunteers (4/29/2022)
Last Friday was nice and cool with partly cloudy skies! That gave FLC staff and Strata-G volunteers the wind in our sails to work out in the pollinator patches and other native landscaping beds at the Harris Farm (FLC’s office headquarters in Rockford, TN). There was plenty of mulching and [...]
Happy Earth Day!
It’s springtime and FLC’s office headquarters at the Harris Farm is boasting plenty of native blooms! Staff can’t help but take a look back at the last few years as we focused on removing invasive exotics like honeysuckle, multi-flora rose, and the infamous privet, within some of the property’s [...]