The Hidden Beauty of Hinshaw Greenway

Cary, NC – On April 23rd, I joined members of the Cary Greenways Committee for a survey of Hinshaw Greenway. At 1.7 miles in length, Hinshaw is one of Cary’s longest trails, and it includes connections to two parks, an artistically-enhanced footbridge over US-1/64 and a beautiful tree-lined landscape that is part of the Swift Creek Watershed.  This is truly a can’t-overlook trail!  Read more

White Oak Greenway

White Oak Trail: Cary’s Best-Kept Secret

Cary, NC — One of the best-kept secrets of the Cary Greenway system is the White Oak Trail. I recently took a walk on the central segment and kept an eye out for its natural wonders. Read more


Environment: World Wetlands Day in Cary

Cary, NC — Rick Savage, President of the Carolina Wetlands Association, explains to us the significance of the organization and highlights some ways that the Cary community can get involved in enjoying – and helping – Carolina’s wetlands.  Read more


Bring Bluebirds to Your Home

Cary, NC — With the right habitat, food, water and shelter, it’s possible to bring bluebirds to your yard this year. Read more


A Day at the Higgins Greenway

Cary, NC — Lovers of outdoor exercise, and birdwatchers especially, have many options to enjoy among Cary’s greenway system. Most of these trails are located in western and southern sections of Cary, but there is one very special greenway that’s found inside the Maynard Loop and is not well-known to the general public.  Read more

Bird Feeder

Bird Feeding 101: Getting Started

Cary, NC — How can we attract birds to our homes this winter? This is easily accomplished and fairly inexpensive to do, but there are still some matters to consider when bird feeding. Read more

Convenience Center

A Tour of the Citizen’s Convenience Center

Cary, NC — Nestled in the heart of downtown Cary around businesses, houses and even a park is a site where residents can drop off bulky or excess household waste. I got a behind-the-scenes look at the Citizen’s Convenience Center. Read more


A Day at the White Oak Creek Greenway


Cary, NC — Last week, I took a guided walk of the White Oak Creek Greenway and found it to be one of the best places to discover wildlife in Cary. Read more

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons – See Them in Cary

Great Blue Heron

Cary, NC — One of the most visible and largest of the water birds we can see in our area is also one of the most misunderstood. Most people don’t even know what to call them.  Read more


The Trash Series: 7,485 Tons of Leaves


Cary, NC — On Monday, November 9, 2015, the Town of Cary started collecting the many piles of leaves you’ll see alongside the streets, in neighborhoods and in front of Cary homes. As part of my trash series, I found out how the leaves are collected and where they go. Read more