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Spring By Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844-1889 Nothing is so beautiful as spring — When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing; The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, […]

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By Amber Veverka The springtime pools in Charlotte-area woodlands this week were sheathed with ice – so what does that mean for the salamanders whose eggs are usually clustered in the water this time of year? The answer, says conservation biologist Don Seriff, is that in most cases, if the cold doesn’t last too long, […]

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  Children love to wander the yards and woods this time of year, seeking signs of spring. And how much more fun is it when you can find safe spring treats growing wild? Violets are blooming right now through the Charlotte region, and you can turn their shy purple petals into brilliant syrup and rosy […]

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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.

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