Nature Notes
Citizen Science

Trail Camera Photos

Susan Richardson is volunteering for the NC Candid Critters citizen scientist project.

Trail Cam photos by Jeff Boyea




Birds, Inspiration

Photographer of the Month – James Poling

James Poling is a Blue Ridge Naturalist who moved to Black Mountain, NC in 2008. His specialties are bird and wildflower photography, purely as a hobby that can be shared with friends and on facebook.  In his previous life he lived in Chicago and worked as a professor of pastoral counseling. He and Nancy have two children and six grandchildren, ages 12-18.

Barred Owl


Bald Eagle


White Ibis


Hooded Merganser