Noticing Nature

Noticing Nature – January

The purpose of the Noticing Nature series to spark interest and provide simple activities to be enjoyed by teens.

It may sound crazy, but do you know what I’ve been noticing in nature this month? Lizards, a few spiders, mosquitoes, and a couple of dandelions! That is typical in eastern North Carolina. The saying, “if you don’t like the weather in eastern NC, wait a day or two because it will change” is very true. By the time I finish this writing, it will seem much more like January than early spring.

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Weekend Wandering in NC – Bath & Washington

Take a step back in time and check out NC’s oldest town, Bath. Take a short drive from there, and check out one of NC’s best state parks.

Located in Beaufort County are two fantastic places to spend a day or an entire weekend. Bath is NC’s first town with quite a history that includes political rivalries, Indian wars, a yellow fever epidemic, and piracy. The infamous Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard took up residence there for a time. Goose Creek State Park is 1,672 acres of natural beauty for those who love the outdoors.

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