Scientific work by professors and students at Western Carolina University is earning recognition and winning research money. The Cullowhee campus, already recognized for its outdoor opportunities, is making an impact on several environmental fronts. Here are three recent examples of that work.
One of the Southeast’s premier raptor presentations, “Wings to Soar,” will bring birds of prey to the old gym of the Highlands School in what is described as an entertaining and informative program at 7 p.m. on May 26.
The Swain Soil and Water Conservation District is in the process of creating a mobile, walk-through exhibit focusing on soil resources. Soil resources are often not presented to the same caliber as other natural resources, and are frequently overlooked or abused.
Heritage Life Skills, a fourth-year event featuring classes in survivalist cooking, self-defense and food production skills is coming up May 29-31 at Haywood County Fairgrounds, with registration rates jumping after May 1.
What better way to spring into the season than chasing migrants across Western North Carolina? I was with the Franklin Bird Club at Kituwah on April 27 and we had beautiful weather and good birding. I had teased that trip by noting that Kituwah is one of the most reliable places I know of for finding bobolinks in migration.