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

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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

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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

Bald Eagles – See Them in Cary

Bald Eagles

Editor’s Note: It’s a breathtaking sight to watch a large eagle soar over roads or lakes, and, lately, we’ve seen quite a few eagles during our commutes. Jessica, our assistant editor, recently saw two bald eagles fly over Lake Crabtree in Morrisville in a span of only two weeks. 

We consulted our friend and bird-watching expert, David Lindquist, to learn why, where and when you can see bald eagles (fairly easily!) right here in Cary.

Cary, NC — In Cary, we can enjoy the recent arrival of Bald Eagles. They’re flourishing on our lakes and ponds, and the exhilarating sight of them can make our days. It’s now easy for Cary residents to drive or walk a modest distance and see eagles soaring in our skies. Read more

Rufous

Cary’s Winter Hummingbird is Coming Soon

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Cary, NC — Don’t put your nectar hummingbird feeders away for fall just yet – a second species of hummingbird called the Rufous could make a winter appearance in Cary. Read more

Recycling

The Trash Series: Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

Recycling

Cary, NC — Plastic bags and pizza boxes are some of the most common contaminates to a bin full of otherwise good recyclables. Recycling can be confusing, so here’s a guide to what you can–and what you can’t–put in those brown bins each week. Read more

Upchurch

Agriculture: Big News from Cary’s Upchurch Farm

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Cary, NC — To me, it’s the middle of summer, but fall is already here for my friends at the Upchurch Farm. As of last week, they started preparing their Cary fields to harvest pumpkins for Halloween, and I paid them a visit to find out what’s in store for later this year. Read more

Trash

The Trash Series: My Day at the Landfill

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Bob Holden and I stand in front of the South Wake Landfill.

Cary, NC — Each week, we roll our trashcans out to the curb. When we get home, the trash is gone. I decided to find out where it goes–and what happens to it once it gets there. Read more

Yard waste

The Trash Series: Where Does Yard Waste Go?

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Cary, NC — Did you know that, in Cary, yard waste like leaves, grass clippings and branches can be put out at the curb to be picked up with your regular trash? Read more