Popular Photos of NC Mountains and Piedmont, March 13, 2015

Popular Photos of NC Mountains and Piedmont, March 13, 2015Douglas McPherson Douglas McPherson on Facebook Shadow of the Bear The Shadow of the Bear is visible mid-October thru part of November, and again between mid-February into March.  One of the most popular spots for viewing is from the Rhodes Big View Overlook. Clingman's Dome Straddling both the NC and the Tennessee lines, Clingman's Dome rises to an elevation of 6,643 feet.   Keith Green Blue Ridge Parkway Our [more]

Our Coastal Photo Round-up, March 13, 2015

Our Coastal Photo Round-up, March 13, 2015Jeff Byar is not a NC resident, however, he often visits the Oak Island area.  We are very grateful he allowed us to include this wonderful starfish photo in our roundup.   Daniel Pullen Photography On Instagram Seal *although most of our NC seals are grey seals, we do occasionally have other ones, such as the harp seal, land on our beaches.  Due to that, I have supplied a general link for seals..there are roughly 33 [more]

Monarch Butterflies: Will We Lose Them? How NC Can Help.

Monarch Butterflies: Will We Lose Them? How NC Can Help.Monarch Butterflies: Will we lose them? Every year in NC, spring and fall brings the migration of the Monarch Butterfly to our state. Sadly, in today's world, we are now experiencing a reduction of what some say is up to 90% loss of these beautiful creatures. By 2014, the situation had become so serious that a petition was filed to have this butterfly added to the endangered species list. Monarch "waystations" have been developed, and [more]

Morrow Mountain State Park: A Mountain Getaway by Matthew H. Irvin

Morrow Mountain State Park: A Mountain Getaway by Matthew H. IrvinA Mountain Getaway in the Southern Piedmont Morrow Mountain State Park 49104 Morrow Mountain Road Albemarle, NC 28001 (704) 982-4402 By Matthew H Irvin   Morrow Mountain State Park is one of two state parks where one can experience the mountains in the Piedmont. This trip will be to the southern Piedmont. Morrow Mountain is a place where you can see some of the plant life and similar terrain one would expect of the [more]