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WOW-Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted on 13. Feb, 2017 by .

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Feb. 17 – 20 The Great Backyard Bird Count

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WOW-Look at the sky Friday night!

Posted on 08. Feb, 2017 by .

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Friday Night, Feb. 10.

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WOW-Take the 50 Species Challenge!

Posted on 16. Jan, 2017 by .

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Here’s a link to a great article from the Urban Institute at UNCC from a while back. https://ui.uncc.edu/story/fifty-species-challenge The idea is to challenge yourself, your family or a friend, to be able to recognize fifty native species, plants and/or animals.  You can start with birds since this is a great time of year to do Project […]

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WOW- Supermoon!

Posted on 12. Nov, 2016 by .

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The full moon this Sunday night and Monday morning will be a Supermoon.

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WOW-Take a Child Outside Week!

Posted on 26. Sep, 2016 by .

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Sept. 24-30 is Take a Child Outside Week.

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WOW-Perseid Meteor Shower!

Posted on 05. Aug, 2016 by .

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The August night sky offers a treat. The Perseid Meteor Shower will be most visible Aug. 11 and 12.

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WOW-What’s this strange thing?

Posted on 30. Jul, 2016 by .

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Summer after a rain is a good time to look for fungi or mushrooms.

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Lightning bugs or Fireflies?

Posted on 18. Jul, 2016 by .

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OK, I’m a native Southerner, and we call these creatures lightning bugs. Nothing more fun on a hot summer evening than running around with your friends and catching a jar full of lightning bugs. Of course, you punch holes in the lid of the jar, and then you let them all go before you go […]

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WOW-Birds’ Bills

Posted on 26. Jun, 2016 by .

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All birds have bills but they can be quite different.

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WOW-Nature Hike!

Posted on 09. Jun, 2016 by .

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On Saturday June 4 WOW welcomed a group of families to a hike in the West Branch Nature Preserve.

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