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By Amber Veverka The golden-crowned kinglet leans over a sketched-twig perch, his bright eye peering out from the page at his creator, Leigh Anne Carter. Carter, 27, is a scientific illustrator, a member of a storied profession whose practitioners – from famous naturalists such as John James Audubon to modern-day illustrators at the National Geographic […]

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As the deadline looms for North Carolina land owners to get a tax break for preserving their land, regional conservancies are being flooded with potential conservation deals. Some fragile tracts along key watersheds are being saved – but experts warn that next year, when owners no longer can get a state conservation tax credit, preservation […]

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