Tag Archives: nature discovery

WOW: What’s the Buzz?

Posted on 13. Sep, 2017 by .

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WOW families visited Dearness Gardens to learn about butterflies.

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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-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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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-Pollinator Gardens!

Posted on 22. Feb, 2016 by .

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Pollinators are attracted to native plants. It’s a good idea to include native plants in your yard.

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WOW-Planetary Lineup!

Posted on 25. Jan, 2016 by .

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In the early morning sky for the next few weeks there’s a chance to see five planets lining up in the sky and at times the moon joins them. This is a rare site and one visible early in the morning just before sunrise. Many of us are already up at this time of year […]

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WOW-The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Posted on 12. Jan, 2016 by .

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac- Useful with a pleasant degree of humor.

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WOW-Where do Spiders hide?

Posted on 08. Oct, 2015 by .

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Find out about spiders and other small critters that live in the woodlands.

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WOW-Dragonflies!

Posted on 27. Aug, 2015 by .

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Dragonflies and damselflies are interesting aquatic insects. They are also beautiful!

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