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 Oct 06, 2015

Baling hay with the moody “Big Yellow Bear” always tricky

With good equipment, hay season might be an enjoyable time. For me and my sister, hay season involves a rocky relationship with the weather and old....More
in Farm Press Blog Aug 09, 2015

A call no rancher wants, and it was pitch dark and raining

Your heart sinks immediately. You get that feeling in the pit of your stomach, one that says you’ve been negligent....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 30, 2015

Checklist: You might be a female rancher if …

With the onslaught of checklists and online quizzes that dominate popular culture and social media, my sister and I decided to compile our own list....More
in Farm Press Blog Jun 09, 2015

Summer nights bring special, soothing nocturnal sonatas

Beginning in early April, the deep, dark forests of Alabama echo with the melancholy yet soothing sounds of the “whippoorwill,” a sure-fire signal....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 27, 2015

What lies beneath an Alabama creek?

One of the most enjoyable ways to explore the great outdoors during the warm summer months is in the cool creeks of central Alabama....More
in Farm Press Blog Apr 01, 2015

Alabama’s aquatic diversity runs north to south

From the Tennessee Valley to the Mobile Delta, Alabama is drenched in more than 77,000 miles of freshwater streams, ranking this Sweet Home as the No....More
in Farm Press Blog Mar 02, 2015

Precious underground water is hidden treasure for all living things

Evaporation gives way to condensation and condensation yields precipitation. Back to earth the water goes. Beneath the earth, it continues to flow....More
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in Farm Press Blog Feb 04, 2015

Calving season miraculous for sisters

The take-home lesson for this calving season is consistent with all other critical times in life: if you acknowledge God’s presence, you experience....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 29, 2014

Searching for some amphibious inspiration in 2015

If the sound you hear is a continuous series of short trills, a repeated “crrreek,” similar to the sound of fingers running over the teeth of a comb....More
in Farm Press Blog Dec 08, 2014

Mistletoe magic: Parasite becomes seasonal celebrity

Whatever your reason for enjoyment of the plant this season, pause to ponder the perplexities of this parasite and how it has captured the attention....More
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