Melissa Dowland recounts her experience with three different types of large mammals in Eastern North Carolina. Dowland describes her various encounters with black bears, otters, and bobcats and the signs that told her they were nearby.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences offers pelagic birding trips. During a trip last year, participants observed and learned more about Gannets, birds who breed in the Artic but migrate as far south as North Carolina in the winter.
The monarch butterfly in North America makes its way down to Mexico every year to lay eggs, passing through North Carolina in spring and fall. But with the decline of milkweed and other native plants, the monarch butterfly populations drop as well. North Carolinians can help by growing native species in their gardens.
Serving as a tour guide for North Carolina’s three regions, the author advises for these areas the best places to visit, best times of the year to visit, and special considerations to take when visiting. Regarded must see areas included Pocosin Lakes and Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuges; Swift Creek Bluffs and Johnston Mill Nature Preserves; Great Smoky Mountains National Park.