Monthly Archives: September 2014

Deer Sign

White-tailed deer are widespread in our area and can be seen often along wooded edges or making a mad dash across the road. Even if you don’t see them, there are signs to look for that shows their presence. Tracks: … Continue reading

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Red Tailed Hawk

While several hawk species spend time in east Tennessee, the red tailed hawk stays around all year and is the most common one seen. They prefer to hang out in open fields near woodland edges. Seeing a red tail gliding … Continue reading

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Mature Forests

For everything there is a season, as the Bible says. All life forms live for so long, and then begin to decline in health and eventually die. Depending on the species, trees have a fairly long life span. White oak … Continue reading

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The Mountain Cloud

Last Sunday afternoon, those who looked at Cumberland Mountain from the Tennessee and Virginia side got to see a beautiful cloud formation that draped over the top half of the mountain. I’ve seen it do that on only a couple … Continue reading

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Joe-Pye Weed

During August and September it will be easy to spot Joe-Pye Weed along roadsides and woodland edges. I’ve been wondering for years how it got its name, so I looked it up and the answer follows.   There are several … Continue reading

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