Green Oscars V
Mar29

Green Oscars V

Wild South held its Fifth Annual Green Gala, celebrating the 2012 Roosevelt-Ashe Society’s Conservation Award winners, last Friday March 22. Wild South is a regional nonprofit with offices in Asheville, Nc. and Moulton, Ala. that works to protect, conserve and enhance the wild places and wild things across the South. According to Wild South’s website the Roosevelt-Ashe Society is “a select group of individuals and businesses committed...

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Friends, feathers and fellowship
Jan02

Friends, feathers and fellowship

Friday December 28 was the date of the eleventh annual Balsam Christmas Bird Count (CBC) – 11 dates but 10 actual counts as the 2009 CBC was cancelled due to inclement weather (snow, high winds and temperatures in the teens.) This year’s weather was much better for the Balsam count – cloudy to overcast, breezy and cool but not too bad. We wound up with 70 total species, which is about par for the Balsam circle. Two cool species,...

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Every breath sings mountains
Sep08

Every breath sings mountains

Friday, September 23 is the autumn equinox. The equinox is about balance and harmony – the day and night are equal – here, in the Smokies we wave goodbye to summer as Joe-pye and goldenrod fade, apples and pumpkins brighten and leaves begin to turn. We turn our focus to fall and that short spate of time when the mountains will dance in a kaleidoscope of colors while we gather the harvest and make provision for winter. Nature’s own...

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