Kingfisher Quest

The Quest On April 16, I was inspecting the bluebird nests here at the Museum. I was not working that day but happened to be in town and didn’t want to miss any exciting happenings inside the nest boxes, so I took a peek. As I crossed the main parking lot I heard the unmistakable rattle of a kingfisher overhead. I looked up. There, streaking through the blue sky¬†were three kingfishers. The birds seemed on a direct course for EllerbeRead more

Creek Week March 19-26!

Did you know that it’s Creek Week here in Durham? Creek Week provides opportunities for Durham residents to discover and explore local streams and lakes through educational programs and recreational activities and to do their part to protect waterways through volunteer projects. The good folks at Durham Parks and Recreation and the Haw River Association stopped by the Wetlands here at the Museum on Wednesday and¬†brought along with them various aquatic macroinvertebrates for the Museum’s visitors to investigate. If youRead more

Another Snow Day in the Wild

I’ve been working on a couple of new entries to the blog and had hoped to have them posted by now. The recent snow which came to town on January 30 closed the Museum for a few days and I haven’t had the time to complete my work. I did, however, manage to get a few photos of some interesting happenings out on the Outdoor Exhibits trails… Finding tracks in the snow is fun, but it’s fleeting. The snow thatRead more