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

    Mary Newsom - Mar 20, 2015

  3. 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

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

    ... plants according to Southern Living Nature's notebook Cultural History , Gardening , Nature Essay On - Show Spotlight Image ...

    Mary Newsom - Apr 09, 2015

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

    ... sharing them with family and friends. Nature's notebook Food , Local Foods , Longleaf Pine , ...

    Garrett Nelson - Apr 16, 2015

  6. Falconers bring ancient sport to the Uwharries

    ... and forests, as raptors pursue their prey. 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 ...

    Mary Newsom - Mar 13, 2015

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. How much do you know about Charlotte's creeks? Take our quiz

    ... it will never rain. Floodplains near creeks and rivers are nature’s way of letting the excess water spread out before it rushes ...

    Mary Newsom - Mar 30, 2015

  10. 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