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Archive for July, 2011

       Green tree frogs are moving north into the Piedmont, and scientists said it’s possible that warming temperatures in the state could be the cause.      The frogs, native to the Carolinas coast and far southern tip of the Piedmont, have “expanded their range dramatically,” said Michael Dorcas, director of the Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory and a recognized expert on frogs. […]

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             Q: Little birds that we think are Carolina wrens have built a nest in a bedroom window, behind the storm window. The mommy laid eggs in the spring and had babies. But now there are babies again – and it’s July! We thought birds only had babies in the spring. – Hank, […]

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      Charlotte resident Casandra Seamon wins “15 Minutes Outside,” by Rebecca Cohen for sharing her story of summer nature fun with her family. She’s been enjoying McDowell Nature Preserve in Charlotte with her husband and stepson, T.J. While hiking, they saw toads and a snake in the forest and stopped in at the nature center.      […]

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It’s midsummer in the Carolinas, and many families refuse to let sauna-like temperatures keep them huddled indoors around a screen. They’re the folks you see biking the greenways, geocaching in the woods with their kids, or seeking out secret urban fishing holes. What do you and your kids — or grandkids, neighbor kids, friends — do […]

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