Birds of the Carolinas

Discover Birds of the Carolinas

Learn to identify birds in the Carolinas, and make bird-watching even more enjoyable with Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide. His book features 140 species of North Carolina and South Carolina birds, organized by color for ease of use. This new edition...

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The Mystery of the Cowbird

Naturalist and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela tells us all about the Brown-headed Cowbird. Did you know that it doesn’t build its own nest? Find out all about it! Nature has so many different ways to accomplish just one task--reproduction. At this time of year, it seems that...

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Cheese-Apple Danish Recipe

Julia Rutland, author of our upcoming cookbook Apples: 50 Tried and True Recipes, shares with us her Cheese-Apple Danish recipe. We tried it out and so should you!  INGREDIENTSMakes 4 servings 1 (8-ounce)􏰭 package cream 􏰁􏰐􏰬cheese, softened􏰃􏰆􏰂􏰑􏰒􏰉􏰋􏰄􏰑􏰘􏰄1/3 cup sugar􏰭1 large egg, separated1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon freshly grated...

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Blueberry-Lemon Crunch Muffins Recipe

Cecilia Glembocki from the Virginia Egg Council gave Julia Rutland, author of Blueberries: 50 Tried & True Recipes, this yummy Blueberry-Lemon Crunch Muffins recipe, and she is sharing it with us. INGREDIENTS Crunch Topping (recipe below)1⁄2 cup butter, softened1⁄2 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon lemon zest3 eggs, separated1⁄4...

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Autumn Is Mushroom Time

Moving into autumn means it’s mushroom time! Here, Stan Tekiela shares with us the amazing story of the Fly Agaric. The cooler temperatures and increased precipitation cause mushrooms to pop! But before I go on any further about mushrooms, I need to share some basic...

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