Category Archives: Natural History in the Carolinas


First Snow on the Blue Ridge Parkway 2023 – Craggy Gardens Trail

While traveling to our cabin near Bryson City, North Carolina we decided to hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway and to pay a visit to this amazing tree found along the Craggy Gardens trail. As […]

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Latham-Woodhurst Nature Park: An Autumn Visit

Latham-Woodhurst Park Located a few miles outside of New Bern, North Carolina, the Latham-Woodhurst Nature park provides a nice foray into the outdoors. Craven county’s first nature park, the facility preserves 133 acres of pristine […]

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Theodore Roosevelt State Nature Area, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Surrounding the NC State Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is the Theodore Roosevelt State Nature Area. Donated to North Carolina by his grandchildren, the preserve stands as a memorial to the 26th President of the […]

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Sand Dunes – The Ever Changing Landscape of the Beach

As a photographer living in a coastal area trips to the beach are a regular occurrence. When visiting the beach much of my attention revolves around the water, seascapes and beachscapes and the various shorebird […]

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My Favorite Images of 2021: A Baker’s Dozen

First up is this photo of a Live Oak tree made in the Hoop Pole Nature Reserve at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. I like this photo so much that I have a large canvas of […]

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An Afternoon With Wild Horses

I few weeks ago I received an email from Fred Hurteau of Several years ago Fred had joined me for a Wild Horse Safari here along the Crystal Coast. We developed a friendship. It […]

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Autumn at the Island Creek Walk

The Island Creek Walk trail is found between Pollocksville and New Bern North Carolina. This unique area of the Croatan National Forest has predominately deciduous forest. Another unusual feature for the NC Coastal plain is […]

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Wild Sea Cow of Cedar Island North Carolina

Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a “wild” cow. More accurately feral, a small herd of cows roams free on Cedar Island North Carolina. No one is sure how they originally got there but they […]

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Cedar Island Beach – Hidden Jewel of the Crystal Coast

Hidden at the extreme downeast area of the Crystal Coast, the beach adjacent to the Cedar Island Ferry terminal is a treasure not seen by many locals and often overlooked by travelers visiting the area. […]

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Beach Bliss: The Point at Emerald Isle, NC

If you live along the Crystal Coast or are a frequent visitor it’s likely you’ve heard of the Point. Located at the end of Bogue Banks, the barrier island with popular beach communities like Atlantic […]

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