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Where have all the turkey buzzards gone?

I was chatting with a naturalist buddy of mine a while back and he was talking about a trip he’d taken. He commented that he’d seen some buzzards and I asked, “Black buzzards of turkey vultures?” If you are not a connoisseur of buzzards, you may not know […]

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The Mimosas of Quinlivan

I think it’d be pretty hard to drive around southwest Mississippi in early June and not see a Mimosa tree.  Each month seems to have its own distinctive flora, and in June, the peachy pink filamentous flowers are distinctive and the striking bipennate leaflets make the tree look […]

Ditch beauties

above photos courtesy Elise D. Parker – The Roaming Parkers This time of year, roadsides in southwest Mississippi are alive with wildflowers and one of my favorite of these is the spiderwort (Tradescantia) that graces our ditches and fencelines throughout April and May. There are two main species of […]

Roaming Parkers 2018-2019 Travel writing

After we got back from Kilimanjaro in January 2018, we declared that our next several destinations would have to be tropical, sea-level, and flat – so we started brainstorming destinations based on those criteria. But, as usual, we didn’t do too good with those criteria. In fact, we […]

Roaming Parkers 2018-2019 Conservation Writing

During our second year of environmental conservation blogging here at Roaming Parkers, we focused on conservation education and saw some conservation wins. Conservation Education Conservation Wins Bogue Chitto & Pearl River Over the past year, we have concentrated our personal conservation service efforts on the Pearl and the […]