The Northern Bobwhite Quail does exactly that. Its most distinguishing call is a clear, bold…

The distinctive, lacy green plumes of Dog Fennel are easy to spot, even at 55 miles per hour.

Rabbits are one of those animals you think you know a lot about because you’ve read, heard a…

Often known as the “little mockingbird,” the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a bird that does look …

If you spend much time gardening or walking on a wooded path or visiting the woodpile, you p…

Have you ever taken a wintertime walk down a country road and found a clump of bright yellow…

Smilax really shines this time of year.

If you saw this plant growing in the water along the shoreline of a Lake Martin backwater, y…

Smooth Sumac is an ancient-looking shrub that, by appearances only, looks like it would be m…

The Southern Catalpa tree is an icon of the Deep South. And if you’re standing on the shores…

If you see a yellow flag at the Talladega 500, it means take caution.

Also known as Yellow Jessamine, Evening Trumpetflower, woodbine and Poor Man’s Rope, Carolin…

The data confirms what Lake Martin eagle watchers already knew: 40 years after the near deci…

One of the most beautiful fish in the waters of Lake Martin is the Longear Sunfish, which is…

These purple perennial native wildflowers add color to the fall landscape

One of Alabama’s most common fall butterflies is probably flitting across your property right now

That long, gray beard you see swaying in the breeze in several spots around Lake Martin does…

The Nature of The Lake stories feature a plant or animal found around Lake Martin. This mont…

Though you wouldn’t know it from walking in Alabama’s forests today, before European settler…

Most folks don’t appreciate being called “bald.” But that name hasn’t harmed the reputation …

You walk up to a fallen tree or a woodpile and hear it – that dry scurrying sound that is of…

Lake Martin belongs to the fishermen in the off-season, and big-time tournaments kept boats …

For many people, a lake vacation is a back-up plan put into effect in late spring when their…

Don’t forsake the lake this winter; instead, gather friends and family for what just might b…

You can’t beat the scenery, said Auburn rock climber Jarred Stacey. Apparently, life is at i…