Nature’s pollinators: Honey bees on Ocracoke

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For Ocracoke news, click here. By Peter Vankevich  Imagine a world without fruits, vegetables and beautiful flowers. These plants rely on pollination to thrive, and honey bees...

NC Shell Club members seek the extraordinary on Ocracoke

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By Connie Leinbach Members of the North Carolina Shell Club think shells are rather extraordinary. “A creature that makes a shell like this is kind of...

Waterspouts: Weather phenomena on land and sea

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Editor's note: With the stormy weather Monday night (Aug. 8), islanders received an alert around 8 p.m. to beware of a tornadic waterspout heading...

Turtle excavation tomorrow morning at Lifeguard Beach

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is inviting visitors and islanders to observer an excavation at 9:30 tomorrow morning (Sept. 18) of a loggerhead turtle nest. Those...

Cloud spotting on Ocracoke Island, or…. ‘Excuse me. Your umbrella is...

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N.C. Press Association first-place photography award-winner, 2017 The beautiful clouds of Ocracoke By Danielle Creeksong Ocracoke is well-loved for its spectacular, panoramic view of ocean and sky....

From the archives: Invasive phragmites–the “uncommon” common reed

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Upate: The Know Your Park citizen science program on efforts to stop the spread of phragmites sponsored by The National Park Service Outer Banks...

Sunset on beach

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The history of figs on Ocracoke

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Originally published August 2011 By Gael Hawkins August visitors to Oc­racoke are privileged to experience an annual island tradition-the harvesting of Ocracoke figs. For the...

Christmas Bird Count here set for Dec. 30 and 31

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For Ocracoke news, click here. Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Ocracoke islanders live closely with wildlife, and birds are probably the island’s most visible fauna. At...

Spotted On Ocracoke: The Hermit Crab

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  June 2011 Text and Photo by Peter Vankevich I think this month’s feature is one of the more fascinat­ing creatures one may find on...