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
Photographers Gordon Allen and Dan Williams are to provide classroom and field instruction.
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
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
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.
An endangered red-cockaded woodpecker flies in to his nesting cavity with a spider in in his beak for the awaiting chicks inside. Red-cockaded woodpeckers are an endemic species of the longleaf pine forest and were placed on the endangered species list due to the destruction of nesting habitat. Longleaf pine forests once covered an area the size of the Amazon across the southeastern United States. But today, less than 10% of this forest remains. Photo: Jared Lloyd
A trio of great crested flycatchers gather momentarily Saturday in a tree at Sandy Run Park in Kitty Hawk. According to the Audubon Guide to North American Birds, flycatchers are more often heard — especially the males’ loud calls — than seen, as they prefer wooded areas. Photo: Kip Tabb
Clouds settle over Town Marsh in Beaufort during a recent summer evening. Photo : Dylan Ray
An assassin bug sets a trap for its prey near a blooming thyme plant in Beaufort. Photo: Dylan Ray
A cypress tree stands tall just off the shoreline of the Neuse River near James City. Photo: Dylan Ray
Fox kits roughhouse in a clearing on the edge of the Croatan National Forest. Photo: Dylan Ray
A lone paddleboarder moves over the slick waters of Onslow Bay near the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle. Photo: Dylan Ray