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out frJoel Harrington has always been a fan of turtles. Of all animals, really — he is a veterinarian — but Harrington has had at least one pet turtle ever since he was a kid. And if the collection of Eastern box turtles covering his lawn on a recent sunny afternoon is any indication, the affinity hasn’t faded. 

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:39

A how-to on photographing nature’s finest details

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out photographyA photography workshop on how to magnify the smallest details in nature will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center. 

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:36

Go bird-watching in the mountains

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out birdwatchingA 4-mile exploration of the birds that make their home in the Overflow Wilderness Study Area near Highlands will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 5. 

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 02:33

New maps ‘unlock’ Tsali’s epic trail system

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out tsaliNewbies to Tsali Recreation Area in Graham County will have an easier time navigating the 37-mile trail network thanks to the installation of 18 new color trail maps along the area’s four multi-use trails. 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

Farmers Market news

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out farmersmarketsThe mountains are greening, the gardens are growing and farmers market season is beginning. Markets around the region are starting up, offering up fresh food, locally made products and community atmosphere. 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:28

Explore Cataloochee’s past and present

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out cataloocheeA guided eco-trip to explore one of the best-kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Cataloochee Valley — will be offered by the Smoky Mountain Field School on Saturdays May 7 and May 28.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:27

Get whimsical with wildflowers

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out bloodrootSpring’s ephemeral beauties will take center stage at Wildflower Whimsy, scheduled for May 6-7 at the Highlands Biological Foundation.