Just a tad ahead of schedule

At least two Red Maples here at the Museum are in bloom. The trees are located in Explore the Wild on the north side of the Wetlands. Being out of the wind at the bottom of a former quarry, and on the north side of that quarry where they get direct sun the year-round, it’s typically warmer where these trees grow. In my opinion, they’re slightly ahead of schedule. But according to the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association the treesRead more


The exceptionally warm, moisture saturated air over the Wetlands yesterday created a cloud of mist above the water. A warm damp day, too warm for December 21, but quite pleasing to the eye. What will today bring, besides the first day of winter?Read more