Rebecca Bearden

Contributing Writer

Rebecca Bearden is the daughter of an Alabama cattleman and a graduate of
Auburn University. She works as a Conservation Education Programs Specialist
with the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

Posts by Rebecca Bearden

in Farm Press Blog Jun 28, 2014

Lonesome oak is lasting tribute to father, friend

Thank you, Lonesome, for befriending three generations of Beardens. We promise you will never feel Lonesome again....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 04, 2014

Sundown is show time for a host of wildlife

While the rest of the world is preparing for evening repose, these pond inhabitants are preparing to take advantage of the upcoming period of....More
in Farm Press Blog May 06, 2014

The kingsnake is true reptile royalty

Often called the “salt-and-pepper” snake, the speckled kingsnake is easily identified by the dazzling light dots covering its jet black body....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 06, 2014

Easter: warm weather, colorful dresses and “Rabbit Nests”

As little girls, my sister and I couldn’t wait for Easter to arrive each year. Not only did the holy holiday mean warmer weather and the chance to....More
in Farm Press Blog Feb 24, 2014

Nature detective: Honing wildlife tracking skills

Whether you’re eight or 80, identifying wildlife tracks is one of the most rewarding experiences in which a nature-lover can participate....More
in Farm Press Blog Jan 19, 2014

Coon hunting a time-honored tradition

“Coon hunting is primarily about the gratification of working your dogs and charting their success."....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 16, 2013

Do some soul searching during your next walk in the woods

The opportunity to experience the spirit of the natural world is accessible to all who connect with nature on more than just a physical level....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 04, 2013

Eastern redcedar is one of top Christmas tree choices

This Christmas, take a moment to appreciate the eastern redcedar for more than just its pleasing aroma. Contemplate how its pioneering durability has....More
autumn, leaves, fall
in Farm Press Blog Nov 07, 2013

An ode to autumn

We are blessed with more than 300 different tree species in the Southeast, and the majority of those love to color....More
in Farm Press Blog Oct 08, 2013

Don't let daunting plant diversity scare you out of the woods

The best way to become a master naturalist is to spend as much time in the woods as possible....More
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