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...

Ocracoke’s Snowy Winter

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By Peter Vankevich Photos by Dianne Fodrie Stankiewicz Ocracoke certainly had an unusual winter. With two wonderful snowstorms and the school closed for sev­eral days, the...

Old Man Winter: what have you done to our plants?

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April 2014 By Jennifer Rich This winter has been ex­tremely long and taxing on our nerves and envi­ronment. Ocracoke is used to a much milder...

Sunset on beach

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Spotted on Ocracoke:  The Gulf Fritillary

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Holiday  2013 Text and Photo by Peter Vankevich I spent some time again hanging out on the dunes in early October (2013) waiting for Peregrine Falcons...

Where Have All the Mosquitoes Gone?

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September 2013 by Connie Leinbach For the first time since he began managing the Beachcomber Camp­ground on Ocracoke, Sean Death has had to ask his em­ployees...

Spotted on Ocracoke: Peanuts! and the Blue Jay

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  August 2013 Text and Photo by Peter Vankevich This month’s feature bird is a familiar but somewhat notori­ous Ocracoke resident. The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta crista­ta) is...

North Carolina’s Underwater Gardens: Submerged aquatic vegetation

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August 2013 by Pat Garber A gusty winter wind tugged at my jacket as I scrambled along the shore of Pamlico Sound, gath­ering up handfuls...

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...