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The Best Walking Paths & Hiking Trails in Vicksburg

Walking Trails & Paths

Vicksburg is a beautiful city, full of historic homes, beautiful views of the Mississippi River, unique restaurants and shops, down-home music, great places to get outdoors, and so much more. What better way to get and up-close-and-personal view of all that the city has to offer than by taking a stroll through some of its […]

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Flowering Dogwood: Beauty and Wildlife Value

Native to the eastern United States, flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) is a small tree that produces large white blooms in early spring and bright red fruits in the summer and early fall. There are many insects, birds, and mammals that use it as a food source. Wildlife Value The bright red fruits are an important […]

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10 Awe Inspiring Facts About The Mighty Mississippi River

The Lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg

The Mississippi River flows for 2,350 miles – from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. The river is an important part of what makes Tara Wildlife so special. It helps to add to the beauty of this place and it supports an abundance of wildlife, attracting birds on their migration, providing food […]

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9 Nature Festivals in Mississippi You Won’t Want to Miss

Terry Vandeventer & his Live Reptiles. Photo courtesy of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

If you love being outdoors – watching wildlife, native plants, or enjoying some outdoor recreation, then Mississippi’s nature and outdoor festivals are for you. Mississippi has abundant native wildlife and plants, lots of places to hike or canoe, and so much to explore. From one of the top-rated birding festivals to a festival that celebrates the longest […]

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10 Gripping Great Horned Owl Facts

Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl is an amazing, adaptable bird. They are nocturnal, sitting high up on a roost to spot their prey. Once they’ve spotted their target, they quickly fly after it without making a sound. They are so adept at moving silently, you might not get to see one; but I bet you have heard their hooting. They […]

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