Spotted on Ocracoke: The Lion’s Mane

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September 2010 Text and Photo by Peter Vankevich Two years ago or so, I featured in this column the Cannonball Jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris) that had been...

Spotted on Ocracoke: The Green Anole

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August 2010 Text and photos by Peter Vankevich Let’s start with a color­ful story: “Hey did you see that bright green lizard sunning on the porch...

Spotted on Ocracoke: The Sanderling

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April 2010 Text and photo by Peter Vankevich A good part of the year, except perhaps for the heart of summer, it is hard to walk...

Spotted on Ocracoke: The Dashing Little Merlin Falcon

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November 2009 Text and Photo by Peter Vankevich What makes birdlife on Oc­racoke fascinating is that it is always changing. There are the year-round residents such...

Observed on Ocracoke: The Black Skimmer

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Text and Photo by Peter Vankevich The North Carolina coastline is home to about 25 species of colonial nesting water birds. Along the Ocracoke beach...