Get to know this small group of venomous insects that can irritate humans. They’re pretty cool-looking, too!
Learn about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, the only species of hummingbird that nests in the eastern United States.
Look around your yard this Fourth of July — you may find some plants that remind you of a brilliant fireworks display.
A closer look at the floating bugs that glide along the surface of creeks and ponds — and the mysteries surrounding them.
The Eastern Chipmunk can hold 60 sunflower seeds in its expandable cheek pouches and builds 10-foot-long tunnels.
Traveling by canoe, this nature writer explores the rich, ecologically diverse area of our state’s swamplands.
This unique and truly aquatic salamander is found only in the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse River basins of North Carolina.
Each winter, thousands of tundra swans migrate to eastern North Carolina, where they spend time preening, resting, and eating.
In this season of bare branches, discovering a green leaf or red berry is a delightful surprise — and a sign that spring isn’t far away.
These harmless but festive-looking arachnids are most often spotted around North Carolina in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
While most consider the mountains the place to find black bears, our nature writer has had remarkable encounters with them along the coast.
Birds and people alike love the beach! Learn how to identify our fine feathered friends on your next trip to North Carolina’s coast.
Move over lightning bugs — these winged creatures are the ones to watch for on summer evenings!
Scarlet and Summer Tanagers are lesser-known species than the Northern Cardinal, but just as brilliant.