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Cradle Of Forestry Invites Public To Celebrate Bug Day, Pollinator Week

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites all ages to come learn about insects and their relatives on Saturday, June 23, in honor of National Pollinator Week. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. activities and displays around the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center e...

 

Transylvania County To Celebrate Upper French Broad Riverfest June 23 In Rosman

The third annual celebration of Transylvania's Upper French Broad River is coming up this Saturday, June 23. The Transylvania French Broad Stewards, a local volunteer citizens' group, the town of...

 

Anglers Protect And Catch French Broad Fish

(This article is the fourth of five on the French Broad River. The articles will be published every Thursday through June 21 to highlight the French Broad River and promote the Upper French Broad...

 

Environment North Carolina's New Campaign: Wildlife Over Waste

Plastic pollution is killing our wildlife. That's why Environment North Carolina is announcing a new campaign and working with local partners to ban harmful types of single-use plastic food...

 

Brevard Academy Has Been Selected For The Specialized Foundation Bike Program Grant

The Specialized Foundation announced that Brevard Academy is one of the select nationwide schools to receive a grant to begin the Riding for Focus cycling program for the 2018-19 school year. The Riding for Focus curriculum integrates cycling into...

 

Cradle Invites Nature Enthusiasts To Pink Beds Bioblitz

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites nature enthusiasts of all ages and knowledge levels to the Pink Beds BioBlitz on Saturday, June 16. Be a citizen scientist with naturalists and forest...

 
 By Davd Whitmire    Outdoors    June 4, 2018

French Broad River Users Must Beware Debris

Recently, others and myself rescued a 12-year-old girl who had been stuck on a downed tree across the French Broad. This young woman could not even swim, and she was tubing on high water. This was...

 

Woodsy Owl Looking For Club Members

The Cradle of Forestry in America announces their summer nature and educational series, “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Wednesday and Thursday, beginning June 13 and ending Aug. 2. Programs are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Curiosity...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 28, 2018

Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Trails System, and on Saturday the American Hiking Society is celebrating its 26 year celebrating National Trails Day, a...

 

Pisgah Wildlife Center Announces Free June Workshops -Brevard NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of May. Online registration is required for the workshops, which...

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    May 21, 2018

Nymph Fishing Western North Carolina Streams

In the current fly fishing world it seems that all the glory has shifted to fishing dry flies to large gaudy streamers that look like a small chicken being drug through the water. While that will...

 

Wentraub To Discuss Film At Sierra Club

The Pisgah Group of the Sierra Club welcomes western North Carolina filmmaker David Weintraub, creator of "Call of the Ancient Mariner," a new documentary which will be shown at the monthly meeting...

 

Mountain Bikers To Discuss Trail Stewardship

The final spring event of the Conserving Carolina Speaker Series will feature Kim Coram and John Wise-man, members of Pisgah Area SORBA – Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. In "Hikes, Bikes,...

 
 By Gary Peeples    Outdoors    May 14, 2018

Spring Planting? Buy Native Landscapes, Help Save The Wildlife

After a few fits and starts, spring is in full swing (with occasional flashes of summer). For many of us, spring brings the feel of earth on our hands and visions of what we want our yards, gardens an...

 

The Pisgah Project 2018: A Bike Raffle Benefiting The Pisgah Conservancy

Local cycling component manufacturers Cane Creek Cycling Components, Industry Nine, REEB Cycles,Thomson Bike Products, Maxxis tires, Find Your Line Bike Shop, Oskar Blues Brewery and the REEB Ranch...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 7, 2018

Weed Patch Mountain Trail Opens For Hikers, Bikers, Climbers

The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail invites people into a stunning backcountry wilderness-traversing a 1,327-acre tract that was recently added to the Town of Lake Lure's Buffalo Creek Park. This land...

 
 By Tristan Cowie    Outdoors    May 7, 2018

Don't Take These Amazing Woods And Mountains For Granted

I'm relaxing on the beach, slipping off to sleep while listening to the sound of waves crashing against the shore. Traveling is a great way to spend time and explore. But for me, the first time I see...

 

Local Climber Signs With Brevard

Brevard climbing coach Travis Gray announced that local youth climber, Dawson Jacobs, will join the varsity program as part of the class of 2023. Jacobs hails from Brevard and is completing his...

 

It's Turkey Hunting Season In N.C.

The second Saturday of April marks the opening of the general turkey-hunting season across the state each year. As one of three of North Carolina's big game species, this majestic bird provides...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report •The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Wolf Ford Road (FS 476) Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229) Ivestor Gap Gate (FS 816) •Tree down on Spencer Branch. •Trees down on Seniard Mountain Road. •Drains cleared on...

 
 By Owen Carson    Outdoors    April 23, 2018

Exploring Mountain Bogs

Deep in our forests, cloaked in tangles of rhododendron and soaked by underground springs, lie some of our most amazing wetland ecosystems: mountain bogs. These isolated systems can be one-of-a-kind,...

 

Bike Trail Report

Weekly Trail Report •The following gravel forest service roads are closed: Wolf Ford Road (FS 476) Pilot Mountain Road (FS 229) Ivestor Gap Gate (FS 816) •Tree down on Spencer Branch. •Trees down on Seniard Mountain Road. •Drains cleared on...

 
 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    April 16, 2018

The Unique Flora, Fauna Of The Southern Blue Ridge

Geographers call the fantastic area where we live the Southern Blue Ridge. The Southern Blue Ridge is narrow near its northern terminus at Roanoke, Va., but broader southwards, and at its broadest on...

 

Hike To Courthouse Falls With RiverLink And Carolina Mountain Club April 14

Plunging 50 feet, Courthouse Falls is the most dramatic feature of the headwaters of the French Broad River. Hike to the falls with Garrett Artz, executive director of RiverLink, and Marcia Bromberg with the Carolina Mountain Club on April 14....

 
 By Kevin Howell    Outdoors    April 9, 2018

Tips For Finding Out What The Fish Are Eating

Through the years I have been amazed at how often I arrive to the stream to find fish actively feeding only to struggle to catch a fish. We have all been there fishing away to rising fish which show...

 

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