Tag: <span>River Creek WMA</span>

#In Focus Friday – The Praying Mantis

This week we’re going to focus in on the Praying Mantis, an insect species for which I have a great deal of esteem—which is what happens when you give a fifth grader a library card and tell him he can ready any book he likes. I found one with a praying mantis on it and read it cover to cover. Good times.

Unfortunately, I have only had a few occasions with them in the wild, including the one we spotted on our house this past week.

A Night at River Creek

During our recent dive into the history of River Creek, we discovered that it’s one of the best examples of a Longleaf Pine/Wiregrass Ecosystem, and that in recent years efforts have been made to repopulate Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers in the area. These were the leading factors in our decision to get …