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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. 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

  3. 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 ... native of Gaston County and Stanley Creek. Nature's notebook history Nature Trees ...

    Mary Newsom - Feb 23, 2015

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Land Art

    ... and plant diversity.  Sometimes we work in harmony with nature; other times we impose our goals and objectives on the land.  The ... cascades – a structure engineered by man to do the work of nature ( click to see a photo journal of the stream restoration project ). ...

    admin - Feb 25, 2015

  7. Science, in your own backyard

    ... field work Fish Insects Nature streams Wildlife Anson Cabarrus ...

    admin - Feb 25, 2015

  8. Restoring habitats: Start with a baseline inventory

    ... LAND PRESERVATION Land trust Nature Recreation streams Sustainability Uwharrie ...

    John Chesser - Feb 25, 2015

  9. Go native when choosing non-invasive evergreens

    ... fussy and stuffy English boxwoods.    Nature's notebook Gardening invasive species Nature Essay On - Show Spotlight Image ...

    Mary Newsom - Feb 18, 2015

  10. Ever wondered ... why don't Charlotte streets run north-south?

    I’ve long had a question about the nature of uptown Charlotte. Why do Charlotte’s uptown blocks look more like ... I’ve long had a question about the nature of uptown Charlotte. Why do Charlotte's uptown blocks look more like ... I’ve long had a question about the nature of uptown Charlotte. Why do Charlotte’s uptown blocks look more like ...

    Mary Newsom - Feb 26, 2015