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Ellison's Cave

Wild Georgia: Where you can still find it

From rivers to caves, swamps to beaches, Georgia’s got it all. See them while they’re still here. Plus, seven ways Atlantans are helping the planet, the race to save Georgia's bats from a deadly fungus, and where your recyclables actually end up.
Nature

Essay: Sometimes we are blind to to the beauty of this world

On this morning the sky was a transparent blue-and-white bowl, resting upside down on the far horizons. Situated within this bowl was my heartland, my beloved Georgia. The sky was as blue as china, as blue as a bluebird, cerulean blue, the blue of the Caribbean, blue as the bluest eye; it arched like a cathedral over me, vaulted over everything I love, and I was in love with everything it covered, whether I wanted to love or not.
Okefenokee swamp

Editor’s Note: From here to there

All of the places we ended up highlighting are pristine in their own way, but the Okefenokee has a quality about it that I can only describe as ancient. Vast parts of the swamp’s 700 square miles are so remote and inaccessible they remain unexplored.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Six of Georgia’s natural wonders

From rivers to caves, swamps to beaches, our state has a lot of natural beauty. Six wonders, including Okeffenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Ellison's Cave, Ossabaw Island, and more.
Fort Yargo State Park

8 nature escapes only an hour away from downtown Atlanta

As host of GPB’s Georgia Outdoors, I’ve discovered many places to escape into nature that are an hour or less from downtown. Here are some of my favorites.

Family entertaining in the beauty of the woods

We gathered around a platform of old planks, with burlap sacks scattered on the ground as seating. The sylvan tablescape included centerpieces made of moss, ferns, and foraged branches; scattered votives; and, of course, R. Wood Studio dishes in a variety of natural hues.

When Nature Calls

As the mother of two small children, my self-reflection time is limited to an occasional glimpse in the mirror, followed by the realization I haven’t showered in two days. But here I am in...

A City Slicker’s Guide to Communing with Nature

You don’t have to disappear into the woods to reconnect with Mother Earth. With a little creativity, you can create an eco-retreat in even the smoggiest city.

Natchez Trace

I smelled something dead as I mounted my LeMond. The temperature was already topping 90 degrees before eleven in the morning on the outskirts of...

Maryland’s Eastern Shore

As a native marylander, I’ve crossed the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge—commonly known as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge—hundreds of times, but its majesty still...

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