Entries by David Lindquist

Guide to Hummingbird Season

It’s hummingbird season!  Are you ready to welcome these fascinating Summer guests?From April through September each year, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) take up residence in our area.  They are readily found in Cary and easy to attract to feeders and gardens.

What I Learned From the Great Backyard Bird Count

Did you count birds this month?  The Great Backyard Bird Count for 2019 is over, and it has been a wonderful experience for tens of thousands of bird enthusiasts around the world. I thoroughly enjoyed participating by spending six and a half total hours counting birds in four Cary locations during the weekend of February 15-18.

Help Local Science with the Great Backyard Bird Count

Each February, people around the world take part in one of the largest and most valuable “citizen science” projects: the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This year’s count, sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology since 1998, takes place Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18, 2019 and is expected to involve more than 200,000 bird lovers in over 100 countries.

Recipe: Lobster Fest’s Bishop’s Lobster Bisque

Many religious organizations love to do good works with heartful intentions, dedicated labor and a common vision.  One Cary church has led the way in doing good works by combining the elbow grease and love of lobsters. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Cary is holding its 11th annual “Lobster Fest” on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

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 […]

White Oak Trail: Cary’s Best-Kept Secret

This part of White Oak Creek is the central section of the complete White Oak Trail and is 1.85 miles in length. It is an older trail in the Cary system, but it has some of the most attractive scenery among Cary’s 82 miles of completed greenways, particularly along a creek-side corridor between Castle Hayne Drive and Parkscene Drive.