Ruth Ann Grissom


Ruth Ann Grissom grew up on a farm in Montgomery County and earned degrees in journalism and social work at UNC Chapel Hill. She divides her time between Charlotte and the Uwharries.

Stories by Ruth Ann Grissom

An ocean bird pays an unexpected visit to Stanly County

My sister and I once decided it would be a fine idea to tour the Mojave Desert in May.

Fall Berries for Migrating Birds

Say you’re on an extended road trip, traveling hundreds – even thousands – of miles, eating what’s readily available along the interstate. Coffee and donuts for breakfast.

How to Appreciate a Brown-Eyed Susan

I wasn’t especially fond of brown-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia triloba).

Greater funding could improve access to our public lands

“The public wants access to the land it already owns,” observed Jay Leutze, conservationist and author of...

They have a scary name, but ‘cicada killers’ are harmless helpers

With fewer cars on the road and airplanes in the sky, I’ve enjoyed the sounds of summer even more, namely the chorus of cicadas in my leafy neighborhood. The male’s love song is loud and urgent –...