Archive for 'World of Wonder'

WOW-Eastern Gray Squirrel!

Posted on 11. Sep, 2018 by .

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When you think of a common mammal that you might see in your yard or your neighborhood what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  For me that would be the Squirrel or more precisely the Eastern Gray Squirrel. This creature is the North Carolina State Mammal. It’s hard to imagine a day going by […]

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WOW Thanks Rob Van Epps!

Posted on 20. Aug, 2018 by .

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For the WOW Outing “Butterflies, Bees, Bugs and Dragonflies”   Butterflies, bees, bugs and dragonflies—we saw them all, plus various birds and more (even an errant tree frog who came to our walk in one participants’ car!). Butterflies were out in force, enjoying the plant life at Abersham Park, even landing on us and joining […]

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WOW-Carolina Thread Trail

Posted on 31. Jul, 2018 by .

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On Sunday afternoon, 7/29, Emma Rose Parker, Program Coordinator for Catawba Lands Conservancy, led an enthusiastic group of hikers on a shady hike to the wetlands of the Western Branch of the Rocky River.  We followed the Carolina Thread Trail from the end of the Greenway that runs through River Run Subdivision, to the dock […]

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WOW-New web links for children and their parents.

Posted on 11. Jul, 2018 by .

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WOW received a nice email from someone who visited our website while searching for information with a group of children. The particular blog post was several years old and some of the links no longer work, so, I thought it might be good to have a new post about links I want to share. The […]

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WOW-Coyotes!

Posted on 08. Jul, 2018 by .

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Coyotes are members of the canine or dog family.  They are related to wolves, foxes and domestic dogs but they are distinct. Coyotes are primarily carnivores but will eat fruit, vegetables and just about anything they can find when they are hungry.  They are smaller than gray wolves and red wolves but larger than foxes.  […]

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WOW-Beavers!

Posted on 19. Jun, 2018 by .

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Beavers are considered a Keystone Species and they are living in the West Branch Nature Preserve.

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WOW-All about Bluebirds!

Posted on 19. Jun, 2018 by .

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WOW families got to go on an outing to see and hold baby bluebirds!

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WOW-The Sense of Wonder

Posted on 01. Jun, 2018 by .

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Rachel Carson was an influential writer of the mid-twentieth century who understood the importance of developing a sense of wonder in children.

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WOW-Don’t touch that Fawn!

Posted on 23. May, 2018 by .

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What should you do if you find a deer fawn alone in your yard?

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WOW-World Bee Day!

Posted on 01. May, 2018 by .

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The United Nations has adopted a resolution declaring May 20 as World Bee Day

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