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By Amber Veverka Dusk is softening the edges of forest and swamp to an auburn haze when one of us spots it: A smudge of black at the edge of a stubbly field. “BEAR!” the kids shout from the backseat. Without field glasses, the bear is a blur, but it’s the first wild one the […]

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By Amber Veverka This last summer, Tony Boudreaux picked up a shovel and traveled back – way back – in time. Boudreaux, an archaeologist who teaches at East Carolina University, along with a student team, was on a job excavating near Town Creek Indian Mound in Montgomery County. They had just shoveled 2 feet of […]

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School is back in session, and it’s all too easy for families to find themselves indoors most the day and evening. It’s important to push back against the feeling that every moment must be scheduled, and to allow children to experience nature in an unscripted fashion. How to do that? A few ideas: If you […]

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Mulberries are ripening through Charlotte and the surrounding communities, drawing flocks of cedar waxwings and robins. Alert foragers can spot the mulberry, Morus rubra, by looking in parks and weedy parking lot edges for trees with dropped black and red berries circling the trunks. The berries look similar to blackberries but have a sweeter, less […]

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