Month: June 2018

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Retrace your steps


Earlier this Spring, during¬†those 2 weeks when everything turns yellow with pollen, we went paddling at the Robertson Millpond Preserve. The pollen was so thick on the surface of the water, you could trace your trail like a kid’s finger through the icing on a cake. It was simultaneously cool and a little gross. Just

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Snapper


While on the Neuse River in Raleigh, I came across this huge snapping turtle who had climbed straight up a really steep bank, but had gotten a root around his neck and couldn’t continue up any further. I watched him struggle for a little bit, and then he noticed me and panicked. He slid backwards

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Hard to Swallow


The swallows under the Falls of Neuse Rd bridge have been busy. There is a huge network of nests and the birds are super active. Paddling under the bridge will give you a great view.

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Up, please!


Another in our series of, “Which way is up?” Here a grand ole’ cypress tree is reflected in the still waters at the Robertson Millpond Preserve. So…which way is up?

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Easy as 1, 2, 3


The big nest on top of power pole 123 is back in business. We watched a pair of ospreys raise 2 babies here last summer. The nest got blown down some time over the winter, but they’ve rebuilt and we are excited to see what comes. You can see this nest from the Neuse River

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Dads Rule


Looking for that, “Just right” thing to get the old man for Father’s day? How about trapping him in a kayak with you for a couple of hours? Sounds perfect. Use the code: DADRULES to get half off of Tandem Kayak Quick Trips for Fathers Day*. Book Below: *Valid on new reservations only.

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Talk to Me, Goose!


We got some additional information from the staff at the Robertson Millpond Preserve, who told us this is a Canadian Goose nest, not a heron nest (As previously reported by a sketchy source (us)). I mean, but what is a goose, but a short-legged, short-necked heron, right? No? Ok, we concede, they’re nothing alike. Either

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