Month: May 2016

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Misty Mornings


There are certain stresses that come with being a small business owner. Especially one that is very reliant on the weather. What’s Memorial Day Weekend going to be like? Is the Neuse River going to be too high (no)? Is the forecast going to call for rain all day, only to have it be mostly

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Seussical


As you kayak or canoe along the Neuse River or walk along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh, there are often interesting, but random, things that stick out. Maybe because they are a unique shape or because they feel like they don’t belong in that specific spot. In this case, this seed pod was

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Between the Buoys


We’ve just recently started these hourly rentals at the Robertson Millpond Preserve and so we’re still finding out cool stuff every time we go. One of those things is that if you look off to the right between buoys 7 & 8, there is some orange flagging in the trees (You can see the flagging

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A Shrubbery


On my last walk along the Neuse River Greenway Trail, I couldn’t get over how green everything was. There were 100 different shades of green, but it seemed like everything was green. Maybe, after a long, cold winter, I was just used to everything looking dead. The Neuse River has a different personality at different

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A Fungus Among Us


Keep your eyes out the next time you cruise along the Neuse River.  Whether you kayak or canoe down the river or walk along the Neuse River Greenway Trail, if you’ll slow down and look at the trees and rocks you might find some of these cool mushrooms. Grab your Field Guide to Common Macrofungi in Eastern

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Leave it to Beaver


Even more rare than seeing a deer on the Neuse River is seeing a Beaver. I’ve only seen 2 of them in the last three years. I saw this guy from the Neuse River Greenway Trail, near the connector trail that leads into the Bedford community. The other one I saw was from a kayak

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Anyone for a steam?


Cold mornings on the Neuse equal lots of steam. Especially if they follow a stretch of warm days (Like this morning for example). For a truly unique experience, try renting a kayak or canoe and getting up early in the morning on the first few cold days of the Fall. With the river water still

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The Sunken Forest


I stop paddling and let my momentum carry me into the shadows. As I lay back into the seat of my kayak, I listen. It is silent. Not actually silent, but nature silent. No cars, no weedwackers, no cellphones. I guess, technically, it is actually pretty loud. There are bugs buzzing in the distance, and

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Sneaky Sneaky


Deer are one of the more elusive creatures along the Neuse River. An early morning kayak or canoe down the Neuse River near Raleigh will sometimes let you get a glimpse of a deer. They are generally in small groups and won’t stick around once they see you. I got this picture looking across the

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Mother’s Day on the Neuse


This may be the cutest picture I’ve ever taken on the Neuse River. Watching this family of geese work its way upstream and then watching the parents help each little gosling onto the bank was adorable. As I am kayaking or canoeing down the Neuse River, I don’t generally think of geese as one of

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