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

Blue Ridge, A Crucible of Life

The Southern Blue Ridge escarpment has served as a refuge for life during changing climates in the past and can serve as a resilient landscape in the face of changes happening today. Join Patrick for a journey through the gorges that serve as a crucible of life during change.

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The Clemson Forest - A Backyard Bounty of Life

How important is your suburban woodland or even your backyard to the ecology of the continent and the globe? The Clemson Experimental Forest is over 17,000 acres of woodland and pastoral agricultural land surrounded by a suburban and agricultural landscape in the piedmont of South Carolina. It doesn't boast lofty summits, towering waterfalls or rushing rivers but it does contain a world-class diversity of plants and animals that is difficult to surpass in the highly modified piedmont landscape.

  • 2020-09-30T11:30:00-07:00
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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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