Author and New York Times columnist Margaret Renkl joins the show to share her joy of spring and talk over the polarization that she sees hindering our progress.
The Nature Conservancy recently struck a deal with the state of Tennessee to permanently protect an area in the central Appalachian Mountains that contains hardwood forests housing migratory songbirds, a small population of reintroduced elk and about 180 miles of streams.
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Local bird researchers have ramped up their efforts to learn from one of the area’s most amazing showcases of the natural world, as more than 100,000 purple martins fly in to roost each night in the trees surrounding the Nashville Symphony this month.
A green-tailed towhee — not seen in Tennessee since 1957 — has been drawing birdwatchers to a backyard in East Nashville all week.
Groups are mobilizing to “re-leaf” the region. But they’re finding that it’s not just the pandemic that’s complicating efforts, but also the hesitations of a community that fears the destructive threat of falling trees.