The paddle from downtown Beaufort to the Rachel Carson Reserve offers “tranquility like no other” for guest columnist and N.C. Coastal Reserve Communications Specialist Jillian Daly.
Sometimes it is easy being green
A green anole, the United States’ only native anole, hunts near a row of agapanthus Monday in a Beaufort garden. Photo: Dylan Ray
‘Building a Personal Connection with Nature’ to start series
The extension speaker series with New Hanover County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension kicks off March 3 and takes place the first Friday of the month.
Museum to host ‘Pollination Investigation’ poster exhibit
On display starting March 20 at the Museum of the Albemarle, “Pollination Investigation” shows the process and importance of pollination.
A great blue heron takes flight from an oyster bed at low tide near Russell Creek in Carteret County. These large birds, often called cranes, walk and beat their wings slowly and can be found near all kinds of waters all over North America, according to the Audubon Field Guide. Photo: Dylan Ray
Spray of color
A rainbow appears in the spray of a breaking wave Jan. 26 off Hatteras Island, near Buxton. West winds blow the spray offshore behind the wave, and the water droplets scatter the sunlight, allowing surfers and onlookers to see the full visible spectrum of color from certain angles.
Ribbon-cutting set for new StoryWalk project in Leland
StoryWalk includes 18 panels along the Westgate Nature Park trail, each featuring a page from the children’s book,“The Traveling Coin” by local author Kevin Kirk.
New book explores the once-common practice of foraging
Author and anthropologist Lisa Rose explores the world of edible wild plants in her book, “Urban Foraging.”
The silken egg sac of a spider is strategically suspended against a yucca spine along Carteret County’s Bogue Banks. Photo: Dylan Ray
A wedge of egrets hunts shrimp in the salt marsh along the Newport River in Mill Creek in Carteret County. Photo: Dylan Ray
Museum offers wildlife, nature photography workshop
Photographers Gordon Allen and Dan Williams are to provide classroom and field instruction.
‘Forest bathing’ or hiking a trail can make you feel better
Studies show that soaking up the forest environment reduces stress and promotes nervous system healing.
A swallowtail butterfly peeks around the blossom of a Mexican sunflower Tuesday in a garden near Russell Creek in Carteret County. Photo: Dylan Ray
Pender to celebrate Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s 45th birthday
Burgaw Parks and Recreation, Surf City Parks and Recreation, Moores Creek National Battlefield and Pender County Tourism are hosting 1- to 2-mile hikes in September.
The waters of upper Ward Creek near Otway in Down East Carteret County are shown in this Thursday aerial. The creek flows into the North River where its meets water from the ocean to create conditions considered favorable for tasty oysters. Photo: Dylan Ray
Ranger-guided paddles encourage ecosystem appreciation
Away from the bustling summer crowds, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s new “Kayak with a Ranger” program allows participants to get close to and appreciate nature during guided paddles of the salt marshes and waters of Pamlico Sound.