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North Carolina Envirothon


This is sooooo cool!

North Carolina Envirothon.

Nature Conservancy Magazine – Killer Instincts


Nature Conservancy Magazine – Killer Instincts.

So cool – North Carolinas own Carnivorous Plants!



Arthropods of Our Homes

Arinn this one is for you – because we all know how you LOVE Arthropods – since I had to rescue you from one yesterday!

Arthropods of Our Homes.

Vet Out! 11/11

Unc Sam Vetout

Join Us! Register to come on line!

Smoky Mountain Field School

UT Non-Credit – Smoky Mountain Field School.

Cornell Lab eNews: New Live Cams and Website Kick Off FeederWatch Season


Cornell Grosbeaks

Cornell Lab eNews: New Live Cams and Website Kick Off FeederWatch Season.


Dose of the Smokies from Val – Take our poll!

Great Smoky Mountains: The Spruce-Fir Nature Trail | Val in Real Life.

If you have not been to the Great Smoky Mountains this is just a taste of what you are missing!  There is no place on earth more personally restorative than this. Once I breath in this air, laden with the moisture of this temperate Rain forest, the sense of wonder overwhelms me.

Thank you Val for providing  me regular doses of the beauty and wonder of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

My soul sister Val ( is a fellow Certified Southern Appalachian Naturalist from the great folks at the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont! Of the many things I am indebted to this most special of places for my kindred who see the intrinsic value of nature and the vital services freely provided. Once this was pure, but now we have to attempt to renew, replenish, and restore this place from the anthropocentric damages.

I am so blessed to be able to share nature through the wonder of science. My mission is to spawn a sense of caring for the environment. In the youth, I maintain hope they will be better caretakers, using their brilliant young minds to repair our mistakes.


2013 Fall Plant Sale | North Carolina Cooperative Extension

2013 Fall Plant Sale | North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Blueberries, Blackberries, figs & More!  Hurry sale ends 11/7/2013