Observed on Ocracoke: a rare Red Phalarope in the village

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By Peter Vankevich Many unusual birds have been in the Ocracoke village area over the past month. One of them that showed up today (Feb....

Walk about Springer’s Point

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August 2013 By Samara Skinner   Springer’s Point is a 122 acre tract of land owned by NC Coastal Land Trust located on Ocracoke Island. The area...

The Pelican Family

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                                   By Morgan McBride (age 10) We arrived at our...

Christmas Bird Counts for Ocracoke and Portsmouth islands set

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To catch up on Ocracoke news and much more, click here Note: The dates for the bird counts have been changed from original posting: They...

OcraCats clinic helps control Ocracoke feral cat population

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To catch up on Ocracoke news, click here By Rita Thiel OcraCats Inc. held another successful spay/neuter clinic the first week in October. Veterinarians Dr. Howard Johnson,...

Ask the Observer from Greg Klein

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 If you  have a questions about Ocracoke such  as what  was that plant, bird or  turtle you saw, or a question about  Ocracoke’s fascinating...

Beach walking with Henry David Thoreau: part one

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May 2011 By Pat Garber            The breakers looked like droves of a thousand white horses of Neptune, rushing to the shore, with...

On Ocracoke: Winged kings ready for flight

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By Rita Thiel This is the time of year when winged lepidopteras—butterflies—metamorphose and take flight. Among many species of butterflies that lay eggs and emerge on...

Ocracoke’s seldom seen but much esteemed Atlantic ribbed mussels

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Ribbed mussels drawing by Pat Garber. By Pat Garber Hidden among the roots and stems...

Birders to flock to Outer Banks for Wings Over Water

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Editor's note: The Portsmouth Island field trip is full, Ocracoke has three openings as of yesterday (Sept. 14).  Since its beginning 20 years ago, the Wings...