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Backyard Wildlife Watching

Backyard Wildlife Watching

You don’t have to travel to some exotic destination to observe interesting wildlife.  Odds are good you can find a ton without ever leaving your backyard!  Squirrels, chipmunks, birds, opossum, and turtles are just a few of the many species of wildlife known to frequent our yard, and while our suburban landscape is far from metropolitan, it certainly couldn’t be mistaken as rural!  Interested in attracting some critters to your yard?  Here’s some ways to encourage some furry friends to take up residence… FINE DINING SELECTIONS – For birds, offer a wide variety of seed and feeder options.  Our family…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hour Connection: Adventures with Suburban Wildlife

Green Hour Connection: Adventures with Suburban Wildlife

  Its been a while since I’ve been able to do a Green Hour post, what with all of th trip reports and all of the other exciting things that have been happening around here (such as The Cragbaby Project!)  Don’t worry though we’ve still been keeping up with our Green Hours, but I just haven’t been able to post.  Anyway, some of my favorite ways to incorporate green hours into C’s day are by combining them with a normal part of our day – hitting the park on the way home, walking instead of driving to the store, etc.  I want Cragbaby to…Read the rest of this entry →

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A Week in Yellowstone

A Week in Yellowstone

What a week!  This section of cyberspace is not nearly adequate enough to share my experiences from the week, but I’ll try to provide a worthwhile synopsis.  Our trip started out on Saturday, June 13th, at 3:40 am with a call from Orbitz alerting us that our 6:30 flight was on time.  (thanks, orbitz…)  We flew to SLC, where we met up with Steve’s parents (Joe and Beth), then flew on to Idaho Falls, where we rented a big blue van and drove a couple of hours north to our house about 30 miles east of West Yellowstone, near the…Read the rest of this entry →

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Extreme Wildlife Adventures in Wake County

Extreme Wildlife Adventures in Wake County

Steve and I had a blast today, and it was the most random day I’ve had in a long time, so I thought it was worth noting. In preparation for the upcoming family trip to Yellowstone, I decided I wanted Steve to teach me how to fly fish. Since his experience has been limited to the annual “guy’s trip” with his brothers and dad, Steve felt like he might need a refresher himself, and certainly didn’t know the good spots to go to in Raleigh. So we met up with our friends the Touseys, Tim and Jenn, and their two…Read the rest of this entry →

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Journal Excerpts from our Backcountry Canoe Trip in the Everglades…

Journal Excerpts from our Backcountry Canoe Trip in the Everglades…

Saturday, December 30, 2006 Well, everything was a bit touch and go there for a bit, but we finally got a wilderness permit out of Flamingo and set off this morning. We opted for the South Joe River chickee, based on availability and the weather… The first part of our journey was along a canal for just over 2 miles. The water was nice and flat, mangroves on either side. We saw a few wood storks and lots of herons and egrets. Then we got to Coot Bay…Coot Bay lasted for just under 3 miles. My first thoughts were surprise…Read the rest of this entry →

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