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The Incredible Importance of Puddles

For more than 300 million years, salamanders have returned to the water in spring to lay their eggs.
03/28/2013
22

The Unanswerable Question

Well, spring has finally sprung. 

What lies ahead? Longer days, warmer temperatures and the birth or rebirth of our local flora and...
03/20/2013
23

Seeking Appalachia’s Strangest Flower

What did I do upon finding it? A little dance. What did my dog do? He rolled on top of it and then ate it.
03/13/2013
24

Tunnels Through the Snow

Last year, we moved to Banner Elk and have spent two winters here so far. Our property has a mix of woods and lawn. I have noticed humps in the...
03/06/2013
25

Three Energizing Discoveries

Nearly 20,000 new species were discovered in 2009 alone.
02/28/2013
26

The Real Week of Love

While we human animals celebrated our love for one another last week on Valentine’s Day, most other mammals will be doing their… celebrating… this week.
02/21/2013
27

On Foxes and Woodrats

Skulks and endangered species are living smack dab in the middle of Boone
02/14/2013
28

Caring for Injured Birds

A great number of questions have been coming in via email, and I have just one request: Please send more.

It is wonderful to see so many...
02/07/2013
29

Make your yard wildlife-friendly

One of the benefits of living in the High Country is our proximity to native forest and wildlife.
01/30/2013
30

The ‘Siberian Express’ Survivalists

I do not know your feelings on the matter, dear reader, but I am very excited about the oncoming winter storm. The storm, which has been dubbed the...
01/17/2013
31

The Naturalist's Companion

There is one creature who has enriched my life in tremendous ways. He, and only he, has accompanied me on some of my greatest adventures.
01/09/2013
32

The Little Leaves That Could

Why do beech and oak trees hang on to their dead leaves during the winter?
01/03/2013
33

A Naturalist’s Winter Vacation

In January of last year, a good friend and I decided to take a two-day vacation.  We opted out of the possible spa getaway or weekend...
12/26/2012
34

Kamikaze Owls?

Why are these magnificent creatures common roadside fatalities?
12/20/2012
35

Another Warm Winter?

Five out of the 10 warmest winters since the mid-1800s have occurred in just the past 20 years.
12/13/2012
36

The Turtles of Winter

Everything you wanted to know about brumation but were afraid to ask
12/06/2012
37

Black bears looking for winter dens

On average, a bear will need to eat 10,000 to 12,000 calories a day.
11/29/2012
38

Food for Thought this Thanksgiving

I still remember my third-grade Thanksgiving pageant.

I was a pilgrim and wore all black with silver buckles on my shoes. The “Indians”...
11/21/2012
39

The Fear of Flowers

Ranger Amy’s Top Five Most Bizarre Nature Phobias
11/15/2012
40

November in Bloom

While everyone else was enjoying the early snow last week, I caught myself looking for flowers. 

These flowers might not be as pretty as...
11/08/2012

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