Ruth Ann Grissom

Writer, conservationist

Biography

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.

 

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Jan 02, 2019
    This book aspires to be much more than just another field guide. It’s a longitudinal documentation of avian life in the Piedmont, a region undergoing tremendous change.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 02, 2019
    This book aspires to be much more than just another field guide. It’s a longitudinal documentation of avian life in the Piedmont, a region undergoing tremendous change.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 28, 2018
    Day by day, hour by hour, trees are dropping their leaves, allowing us to appreciate their architectural structure.  While growing conditions can shape a tree’s form – a white oak’s limbs will be truncated in a crowded forest, but in the middle of a pasture, they’ll sprawl – each species also has its own inherent traits.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 24, 2018
    Monarch butterflies generally start arriving in the Uwharries in May.  Their timing seems to coincide with the flowering of the common milkweed in our grasslands. 
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 24, 2018
    Monarch butterflies generally start arriving in the Uwharries in May.  Their timing seems to coincide with the flowering of the common milkweed in our grasslands. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 13, 2018
    In an ozone garden, the plants can tell an astute observer whether ozone pollution is a problem.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 23, 2018
    An invasive berry vine that’s trying to take over the world – including a Charlotte park.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 25, 2018
    On a preserved tract in Gaston County, one determined man is fighting a long-term war to remove the invasive plant species that choke out native plants and wildlife.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 25, 2018
    On a preserved tract in Gaston County, one determined man is fighting a long-term war to remove the invasive plant species that choke out native plants and wildlife.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 03, 2018
    It was time for young barn owl, raised at the Carolina Raptor Center, to be sent into the world. Would she be safe?