EcoNotes

The Great and Not-So-Dismal Swamp

Six months ago I included Lake Drummond in a list of places I wanted to go this year. Now I am happy to report that I can cross it off my list.

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Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature

In my last post, I listed all the cool natural areas of North Carolina I was going to visit this semester. Well, I didn’t do anything on that list, but I did still find time to take breaks from school and follow some nature-inspired pursuits.

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A New Year’s Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution

Despite being avowed nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, my peers and I seem to spend remarkably little time in the environments we are learning to manage. This year, though, my goal is to spend more time enjoying and appreciating the forests, lakes, and rivers that are important to me not only as a conservation student, but also as a human being. Here are five experiences I’m putting on my to-do list.

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A Safe Haven for Big Cats

A Safe Haven for Big Cats

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a sanctuary in Pittsboro that currently houses almost 50 animals: tigers, lions, caracals, servals, cougars, ocelots, and kinkajous. A few weeks ago I got to tour the sanctuary with the Duke Conservation Society, a student group at the Nicholas School.

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Am I “In Nature” Right Now?

Am I “In Nature” Right Now?

This semester I’m taking a class called Urban Ecology with Dr. James Heffernan. We’ve had some pretty good discussions about […]

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5 Books that Inspired My Love of Nature

5 Books that Inspired My Love of Nature

Looking for an easy summer reading list? Here are five books that inspired my love of nature as a kid.

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Nature Sounds

Nature Sounds

What effect does human-made noise have on nature and wildlife? Is there any place left where you can escape human influence? I explore these questions in music and writing.

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