Patrick McMillan stands in a grass field alongside a river. | From "Expeditions with Patrick McMillan"

Arizona's Sky Islands

When you think of southern Arizona you probably don't think about prairies, moist Sycamore and maple forests, or lush oak and pine forests, but they are a huge part of southern Arizona. Join Patrick as he explores the unexpected and unusual diversity found in Arizona's sky islands.

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The Clemson Forest - from Tragedy to Triumph

Today, the Clemson Forest is over 17,000 acres of lovely, pristine-looking woodland and pastoral landscape nestled among suburban neighborhoods in the South Carolina piedmont. But this forest wasn't always so picturesque. Seventy years ago this landscape was an ecological disaster. Years of poor cotton farming practice led to dramatic erosion and hardly a tree grew in this now verdant setting.

  • 2020-10-01T11:30:00-07:00
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The Longleaf Empire - Apalachicola National Forest

The once vast Longleaf Pine woodlands once dominated the South with their green, open and grassy expanses. Today this is one of the rarest habitats on the planet reduced to just two percent of its historic extent. Join Patrick as he explores a land filled with some of the strangest plants and animals anywhere in the Apalchicola National Forest, a land kissed by fire.

  • 2020-10-02T11:30:00-07:00
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