tales from the field

Tales from the Field-The Bluebird Capitol of the World

May 5, 2016

Every 5 years, the National Fish and Wildlife Service releases an extensive study on birding in the United States. The first time I ever saw this document, I couldn’t believe the widespread impacts on the economy this hobby had throughout the United States. To highlight a few of the staggering numbers, their last study was […]

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March-ing into Spring!

March 2, 2016

I really enjoy the month of March. It’s a great transition from the cold of winter to the warm sunny days of spring. March is not only one of my favorite nouns, but it’s also an excellent verb. Here are some of my favorite uses of march: marching bands, March Madness (or March Sadness if […]

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Tales from the Field: Leave it to Beaver

January 2, 2016

It’s very likely that just by reading the title of this post a theme song to a very famous TV show popped into your head. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The catchy theme music to Leave it to Beaver is now playing in a loop as I write this blog! (Fun Fact: the title ‘Leave it […]

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Conservation Corps Breaks Ground at Brumley Forest

Tales from the Field: The Fall Phenomenon

October 22, 2015

Fall leaf at White Pines Nature Preserve, photo by Sonke Johnsen Every year a natural phenomenon occurs across the country. This phenomenon brings great beauty throughout the landscape and clogs the roads of Hendersonville and other mountain towns every year as thousands travel to witness it. When the leaves begin to turn colors in the […]

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Tales from the Field: A Mayberry State of Mind

September 16, 2015

Life in the Triangle seems to move so fast, everyone rushing to get from place A to place B so they can cross some random task off their mile-long to-do list. I frequently, and happily, find myself stuck at the railroad crossings in downtown Cary going to and from home. Looking around at the other […]

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