Summer Thunderstorms

Summertime brings hot days and afternoons often bring a chance of thunderstorms here in the Southeastern United States. In fact, we depend on these thunderstorms for most of the rainfall in the summer here in North Carolina. If you are watching TV as a storm approaches you will get a warning from the local meteorologists […]

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A Guest Post from Rob Cannon

Dr. Grant and his students examine life in the creek  World of Wonder (WOW) is a free nature discovery program for families.  WOW and its 2 sponsoring organizations– Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery– recently hosted a Saturday morning program about a fascinating natural feature– the good old creek. I signed my 10 and 8 […]

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The American Chestnut-A tragic tale

Talk about being a “tree hugger”, I get weepy just thinking about the story of the American Chestnut. The blight that killed the American chestnut created what has been referred to as the greatest tragedy to hit the mountains of Western North Carolina.  The American chestnut was not only an amazing source of food for […]

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Citizen Science- stay engaged this summer

School is out for some and will be out for all soon. Parents are often looking for projects to keep their children involved over the summer. Citizen Science projects might be just what you are looking for. Through the internet it is possible to be a part of projects that are national and international. And […]

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