The endangered sturgeon has been showing up in the James River in Richmond and one even spawned in the Roanoke River in North Carolina.
Bonnie Monteleone set out to document the plastic debris that is killing marine life after a photo of a deformed turtle in a plastic six-pack ring turned her life around.
Sam Bland, our naturalist, returned recently to the home of his heart, his spirit, his soul. Come walk with him on the winter beach as he rediscovers old friends — keyhole urchins and the murex, crystal skippers and fierce antlions.
As head of the Army Corps of Engineers research center in Duck, this soft-spoken, jazz-loving engineer changed the way we think about the natural forces that shape our ocean beaches. He’s retired after 32 years.
Museums are trying to encourage recreational divers to display a treasure trove of historic artifacts that they salvaged from U-boats sunk off the Outer Banks before it became illegal to do so.
A series of meteorological quirks had by Christmas Eve that year brought historic snows to the N.C. coast that knocked out power and paralyzed towns.
The National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count begins this weekend on the N.C. coast. For more than 100 years, “citizen scientists” all over the country have scanned the skies counting birds and compiling invaluable data on hundreds of species.
Our naturalist Sam Bland traces the stories that link this semi-parasitic plant with Christmas and smooching and tells how you can collect your own mistletoe.
Twenty-five years after the first red wolves were released into the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, the success of the Red Wolf Recovery Program is intertwined in an uneasy relationship with the wolf’s close cousin, the coyote.
A Wilmington historian tells how the world learned of this gloriously peculiar plant that grew in the land of the lower Cape Fear.
Majestic wild horses are just some of the creatures that inhabit this wildlife oasis just a short paddle from the Beaufort waterfront.
On this Thanksgiving, its seems appropriate to consider the story of our native wild turkeys. Once very rare, they are now everywhere. These birds are at the center of one of the great conservation success stories in state history.
An early evening stroll for Sam Bland and Bright Walker brought an unexpected pleasure: a humpback whale cruising the shore, and a moment of community with all who experienced it.
This time of year will find Robby and Daniel Midgett plying the waters around their home in Stumpy Point for white shrimp or “green tails.” They wonder, though, how long they’ll be able to do it.
Fall on the coast can be magnificent. Cooler temperatures and cooler water make getting outside enjoyable again. Take a stroll along an empty, catch some Spanish for supper and take in the celestial show.
An unusually high number of small horseshoe crabs started showing up in Stump Sound. That got a noted naturalist thinking about global warming, changing ecosystems and the powers of observation.