In the past three years our interest in Georgia’s wildlife management areas has flourished. After researching these wild spaces, we began visiting and exploring them and found each one to be beautiful and unique. The experience has been exhilarating! These are more than casual spaces set aside for hunters: they are amazing spaces with distinct and mysterious features that provide a valuable reprieve from our manicured world.
Each one tells its own story that is rife with efforts to preserve natural spaces, expand habitats, and rebuild long-forgotten native forests. While they are managed, they are still wild places that are filled with unknowns and potential dangers. We were so enamored by these spaces that we decided to take these experiences and share them with others in the hope of expanding the sense of wonder in the world today—and now, nearly a year after our launch, we are looking to expand our horizon.
During our times of exploration, we have frequently come across other public spaces with an eye toward the natural world. While many of these spaces are more manicured than the wildlife management areas we normally visit, they are valuable resources that serve to introduce the public to natural spaces and the wildlife harbored there, and hopefully inspire a love for observation and conservation. National, State, and local parks, refuges, and preserves are wonderful spaces that are teeming with beautiful and exotic features, fauna, and wildlife that are stunning to behold and astounding to consider.
Rest assured, this is not a new awareness of such spaces—it is a decision to include them in the experiences we write about. There are so many more beautiful stories that we are looking forward to sharing with you in the months and years ahead.