Kyle Obermiller

Tales from the Field: John Henry – Man vs. Machine

August 6, 2015

The legend of John Henry stands strong in American Folklore. Legend has it that Henry’s prowess as a steel driver was measured in a race against the new steam powered hammers being used to drill into rock to make holes for explosives to blast tunnels for the railroad back in the late 1800’s. In a […]

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Tales from the Field: Hot N’ Cold

July 2, 2015

A winter snow at Horton Grove Nature Preserve by Kyle Obermiller As I enter my second year here at TLC, I can officially say I’ve worked in all conditions possible that we’ll experience here in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Over the winter I skated across an icy parking lot and down the trails at […]

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More Than Nature: Conservation and Cultural History

May 29, 2015

TLC's property near Buckhorn Creek – a great place to relax and travel back in time When Triangle Land Conservancy reworked its vision and mission statements a little over a year ago, four main goals were established to direct our work and what we do every day. Protecting Wildlife Habitat, Supporting Local Farms and Food, […]

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Life after the Burn

April 18, 2015

One of my favorite philosophies to ponder is that the only constant in life is change. This philosophy dates back to 540 B.C. with a Greek philosopher by the name of Heraclitus. He compared constant flux (change) in the world to a river; “You cannot step twice into the same river; for other waters are […]

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Say Goodbye to the Winter Blues

March 25, 2015

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and many of our local parks are packed on sunny days! Although I’m not one to sing the winter blues; I am one of the few that openly welcomes cold weather and the infamous white stuff that sometimes comes with it. However, I’ll never complain when the […]

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A Snowy Horton Grove

February 20, 2015

A few weekends ago on a crisp warm Saturday, my fiancé and I went on a nice long walk at Umstead State Park. A gorgeous warm winter’s day, it made us dream about the coming of spring. To say this week has been the polar opposite is quite the understatement. As I write this, we […]

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Tales from the Field: Fire in the Grove

February 10, 2015

When you grow up within a rocks throw of Pisgah National Forest, you end up being one of those people who would rather spend their weekends camping, spending nights under the stars around a campfire instead of inside on the couch. There’s just something about the smoke rising into the night sky, the smell of […]

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Tales from the Field: A Tree that Misses the Mammoths

December 10, 2014

Photo by John Lillis Across from the Great Barn at Horton Grove Nature Preserve, there is a stand of trees with a mysterious fruit that dates back to the last ice age. This bright green fruit is about the size of a softball, with a texture similar to that of a cat’s tongue. This mystery fruit […]

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