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Nature’s Fall Delights in SW Florida

November 12, 2017

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As approaching winter is beginning to extend its icy grip across the northern states, on the Gulf coast shoreline of Charlotte County in Florida we still experience some very warm days interspersed with the occasional passage of a cool front. We are fortunate to live along the gulf coast shoreline and can switch from observations […]

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Welcome to Florida in Late October, 2017

November 2, 2017

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We arrived back in Florida the last week of October after establishing a new summer base in Boone, NC. It is interesting to look for natural clues to the time of year in a place such as Florida which is green all year. Some of the pine flatwoods have beautiful displays of pink/purple flowers- rose […]

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Wonders of Nature in Fall Along the Blue Ridge

October 10, 2017

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  Although now in early October we are still awaiting full fall color in the forest leaves, there are many other interesting natural phenomenon to be observed. For example fruit ripening is well underway and there are many variations in shape and color of both fruit and ancillary structures. For example the native but invasive […]

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Natural Signs of Fall in the Blue Ridge

September 23, 2017

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    After 14 years of reporting natural events from our beloved Galax, VA, farm, we have moved to a smaller summer home on two acres. We were fortunate to find a spot that has a great deal of natural beauty and habitat diversity, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the small university town […]

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Nature in the Blue Ridge as Summer Comes to a Close

August 30, 2017

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During the past few weeks in August I have been centered in the Blue Ridge mountains near Boone, NC but have sallied out to Galax, VA, and briefly down to the Piedmont in Gastonia, NC. The nights have been getting cooler (down to 55 F once) but the days are still sunny and warm. Most […]

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