JUNE 8, 2021 -- "Restoring native longleaf forests to large tracts in the Sandhills is a desirable though costly enterprise. An ambitious new project on the outskirts of Pinehurst aims to find the “magic sauce” that can synthesize economic and conservation forestry goals.   Nick’s Creek Longleaf...

Photograph taken by Brian McKnight on the Flint River   Cicadas, a creature whose sounds we all relate to warm summer evenings after even hotter days. There are many different species of cicadas, and the ones heard every year are considered annual cicadas. But what about the...

If you could have tiny roses come up across your lawn that were no higher than your lawn, would you like it?  Imagine little dots of pink, or burgundy, yellow, peach spread across the lawn. Pretty, huh?  What if they required no care at all,...

Read Across America Day 2021: March 2nd, 2021   In 1998, the National Education Association  started the United States’ largest celebration of reading, Read Across America. Read Across America’s primary purpose is “motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone,...

The Science of Bird Migration   The holidays are a season of celebration, cold weather, and often, travel. Human travel may be on hold, or at least ill-advised, due to COVID, but birds have still been migrating en masse. In 2018, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology estimated...

BAT WEEK 2020: OCTOBER 24-31, 2020 Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them,...