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.
Each July, a 5-acre field of brilliant yellow sunflowers attracts thousands of people — plus rare birds and other wildlife — to our city.
This colorful and carefully curated garden links Morrisville couple Berry and Dick Hayter to their roots in Zimbabwe and beyond.
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.
This summer the Butterfly Room will go back to normal hours. Learn about the butterflies, turtles, snakes and sloth that live here.
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.
In honor of The Year of the Trail, use this as a guide when selecting a new trail to explore this year in Raleigh and beyond.
How a few frisky mammals, insects and amphibians in North Carolina attract one another — and the surprising activities that happen next.
Each winter, thousands of tundra swans migrate to eastern North Carolina, where they spend time preening, resting, and eating.
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.