Dear Naturalist


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Share Nature with Your Children

These days I hear a lot of “back in my day” talk. 
10/25/2012
42

Let’s Talk Weather

I think that we are more natural creatures than we give ourselves credit for.

We are connected to nature in ways that our conscious minds...
10/17/2012
43

In Memoriam: Daddy Longleg

On nice days throughout the summer and fall, the rangers will almost always prop the door to our little office so that it stays open throughout the...
10/11/2012
44

Rattlesnakes in the Mountains

“The only good snake is a dead snake.”

You, the reader, might agree with this opinion. I have certainly heard it expressed many...
10/04/2012
45

A Naturalist’s Obsession

On my way to work this morning I spotted five monarch butterflies.

Although many monarchs are usually spotted on the Blue Ridge Parkway this...
09/27/2012
46

Squirrels and goldenrod: Autumn is here

While walking through Julian Price Park Campground this week, I was hit in the head by an acorn. It hit the ranger hat with a thud. Ladies and gentlemen, fall is here.
09/20/2012
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The Ranger’s Stethoscope

Last spring I asked a good friend, who is a nurse, if I could have her old stethoscope. “Tired of doing the ranger thing, and planning to start a...
09/13/2012
48

‘Guest Naturalist on the Green Stuff’

What is the colorful plant growing on the trees at Bass Lake? — Wanders but Not Lost
09/06/2012
49

Wings and the Wind

Many winged creatures already migrating to the south
08/30/2012
50

Flora and Fauna Identification Tips

A few friends have recently asked me why I have not contributed any readers’ questions to the column during the past few weeks. 
08/22/2012
51

Confessions of a Naturalist

A few days ago, I found myself in a phone conversation with a distant relative who lives in New York City. She asked me what I was doing with my...
08/09/2012
52

Adopt-a-Trail

Could there be a better day than the one where you get out on the trail with your friends?
08/02/2012
53

Biodiversity on the Blue Ridge Parkway

A National Park Service report came out recently that should give us locals something to be proud about.
07/26/2012
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Blue Ridge Parkway hosts Naturalist Day

On the first weekend in August, the Blue Ridge Parkway will be hosting its first ever Naturalist Day.
07/19/2012
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Naturalist Technology

Picture this: You and a few friends drive out to Julian Price Picnic Area one July night to stargaze.
07/12/2012
56

Collection Conundrums

 I’m currently writing to you from the shore of Bass Lake.
07/05/2012
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Of Poison Ivy and the Woolly Adelgid

By Joshua Sweet
mtfrontdesk@mountaintimes.com

Poison ivy concerns many national park visitors each year.

This menacing plant, which...
06/28/2012
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Of Galls and Coyotes

You know summer is here when you start to see Monarch butterflies.
06/21/2012
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Beavers and lily pads make Bass Lake home

Many plants and animals seemed to enjoy the warmer weather during the first full week of June.
06/14/2012
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Dear Naturalist

‘Dear Naturalist’ is a weekly column devoted to the most commonly asked questions on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
06/07/2012

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