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  1. The nature of resolutions

    ... file of all the books I’ve read for more than 20 years. My nature observations are recorded in a hefty, leather-bound journal. Despite an ... was clearly significant enough to merit a mention in my nature journal.  I knew my entries had fallen off last year – mostly ...

    John Chesser - Jan 13, 2015

  2. The Rankin Oak, a champion among trees

    ... with permission, from Margins of a Greater Wildness: Nature Essays on Stanley Creek and Beyond , a collection of essays by ... Richard Rankin history Nature Trees No tree on the Rankin property was more prized ...

    Mary Newsom - Mar 20, 2015

  3. Beauty and beasts: Where are Charlotte cankerworms worst?

    ... Mary Newsom ENVIRONMENT Insects Nature Trees Charlotte has fought ...

    Mary Newsom - Apr 23, 2015

  4. Flycatchers – architects of nature

    ... plastic wrappers. Flycatchers seem to be great architects of nature.  About Acadian flycatchers, they are known as a common host to the ... John Gerwin over the summer confirms to me one thing: I love nature! I hope more and more people will get out and enjoy and experience ...

    admin - Oct 30, 2014

  5. Don’t scrap protest petitions, a vital tool against harmful rezonings

    ... constant. When a developer is trying to change the very nature and use of a piece of land, it is not unreasonable to expect such a ...

    Mary Newsom - Apr 29, 2015

  6. 'Passalong plants' also pass along memories, cultural history

    ... Cultural History Gardening Nature Southern culture, heritage and an agrarian past live on in ... On - Show Spotlight Image Essay Nature's notebook ...

    Mary Newsom - Apr 09, 2015

  7. Crockpot squirrel, beaver pot roast, catfish dip: Spotlighting wild food

    ... On - Show Spotlight Image Essay Nature's notebook ...

    Garrett Nelson - Apr 16, 2015

  8. Falconers bring ancient sport to the Uwharries

    Nature's notebook Forget Jason Bourne.  Forget 007. ... said Bob Pendergrass, an avid falconer and supervisor of the nature center at Dan Nicholas Park in Salisbury.  “Except we’re the ... of the natural world and insights into our own human nature. To learn more about falconry, contact the N.C. Falconer’s ...

    Mary Newsom - Mar 13, 2015

  9. Like a fox on the run

    ... with permission, from The Margins of a Greater Wildness: Nature Essays on Stanley Creek and Beyond , a collection of essays on local ... his hunting fraternity, the immediate encounter with nature, and the wild communion are all gone. The world is tamer and less ...

    Mary Newsom - Jan 22, 2015

  10. Freshwater mussels: tiny hitchhikers

    ... of a post-dam removal monitoring effort at the Densons Creek Nature Preserve in Troy (60 miles east of Charlotte). I joined folks from the ... Studies such as the one at Densons Creek Nature Preserve are important tools to learn more about how dam removal affects ...

    John Chesser - Feb 25, 2015