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WOW-Project Feederwatch!

Posted on 09. Nov, 2018 by .

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Tomorrow, Nov. 10, is the first day to count birds for Feederwatch this year.  Project Feederwatch is a Citizen Science initiative that encourages people to set up bird feeders in their yards and count the birds that come to them.  These counts are useful to the the researchers at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  They […]

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WOW- Thanks Allen Lloyd

Posted on 29. Oct, 2018 by .

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WOW Thanks: Allen Lloyd For WOW’s Market Booth, October 27    How wonderful to have Allen Lloyd and his beautiful turtles back at our WOW booth! Many thanks to Allen and to his daughter Abby who made sure all of our WOW visitors had a chance to enjoy seeing and learning about these beautiful animals. […]

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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-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-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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WOW-Dark Sky!

Posted on 20. Apr, 2018 by .

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Light pollution is taking away our ability to see stars in a dark sky.

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