Connecting People to Nature

Bicycle Botany at Stumphouse Park - November 27th, 2021

Stumphouse Park is a true gem of the Upstate that provides cyclists of all ages and skill-levels an excellent workout and a chance to experience the wildness of the Blue Ridge Escarpment region.   read more

By Lauren Muller

Where are the best birding spots in the Upstate? - November 26th, 2021

Expert birder and photographer Dr. Anthony Martin shares some of his favorite spots to get up close and personal with local featherfolk. read more

By Dr. Anthony Q. Martin

Creating a more equitable tree canopy - November 25th, 2021

Executive Director of TreesUpstate Joelle Teachey offers a perspective on the many benefits of trees, and why it's important to address the tree deficits of less affluent communities. read more

By Joelle Teachey

Why plant native trees? - November 25th, 2021

Information from Joelle Teachey, Executive Director of TreesUpstate, about the reasons to plant native trees and what species to consider planting. read more

By Joelle Teachey

Q&A: Tim Taylor of Roper Mountain Science Center - November 24th, 2021

Tim Taylor, Environmental Life Science Chair and Life Science Specialist at Roper Mountain Science Center, shares his favorite part of teaching kids about nature and why it's important. read more

Life Here: Local plants & animals make the Upstate a richer, healthier place - November 23rd, 2021

This excerpt from the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue of the Upstate Advocate celebrates the special places, plants, and creatures that make Upstate South Carolina unique. read more

Local plants and their uses by the Cherokee - November 22nd, 2021

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we invite you to learn about several local plants and their traditional uses by the Cherokee people of past and present. read more

The Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue of the Upstate Advocate has arrived - November 22nd, 2021

We are proud to share with you the latest edition of our twice-yearly print publication. The Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue celebrates the native plant and animal species that make life here richer, healthier, and more colorful — in addition to sharing the latest news and updates from our team. read more

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