By Amber Veverka Along Charlotte’s McAlpine Creek Greenway, spring has brought shy creatures out into the open, filled the air with frog song, and dappled the woods with ephemeral blooms. Umbrella-like mayapples wave beneath hickory trees and Eastern box turtles rest in the sunshine.
Archive for March, 2012
Ducklings are being sold now at some Charlotte-area hardware and feed stores and national hatcheries. Commonly sold duck breeds include Pekins, which start as yellow ducklings and grow up to be white-feathered; khaki Campbells, known for prolific egg-laying; and mallards, captive-bred versions of wild ducks. Watch this video of a pair of mallard ducklings exploring [...]
By Amber Veverka Red-shouldered hawks are making their presence loudly known in Charlotte neighborhoods this month as the birds begin to pair up and get ready for nesting season. If you’ve noticed loud “keer, keer” sounds in the skies lately, it’s red-shouldered hawks you’re hearing, says Ron Clark, president of the Mecklenburg Audubon [...]