January 5, 2014 Happy New Year! I ended 2014 and began 2015 in Maine, where temperatures shifted from the warm mid-forties to the bitterly cold single digits. Regardless of the weather however, Maine is always beautiful, and I was lucky enough to spend some time on the rocky coastline. Biddeford Pool is a well-known birding…

December 23, 2014 On our birding trip last week, from our first stop at Lake Pocosin we drove 45 minutes to Lake Mattamuskeet, an absolute favorite for any birder. Formed relatively recently, the lake is large but shallow. Though there are always birds around throughout the year, winter is an especially good time to view…

December 2, 2014 The leaves may be off the trees in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean it’s too cold for camping!¬†We packed and readied our equipment in less than an hour, and at noon we were off, driving the three and a half hours to Linville Gorge, nearing the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western…