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What’s Up at the Creek?

 

     It may be quiet at NCEEC, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy.  We have been spending a lot of time sprucing up and upgrading the infrastructure of our site in preparation of the day when students are allowed to return. We have been learning new skills like how to make environmental videos and edit them so teachers can share them with their classes.  We have also been honing our skills in environmental education by attending virtual classes. 

     The wildlife here at the center has REALLY been enjoying the lack of human company.  It isn’t unusual to sight deer, groundhogs, wild turkeys and other animals scampering about in the open areas.  The wet weather has brought out a plethora of wild funguses like hen of the woods, lions mane and chicken of the woods, and many fall flowers like goldenrod, white snakeroot and mistflower are in full bloom.  Since we can’t share this natures bounty physically with the public right now, we have attached a few photos of some of the cool sightings that we have been able to photograph here at the Creek.

 

Fawn twins

Katydid

Bluebirds

Eastern Newt

Marsh mallow

Groundhogs

Mushroom

Monarch caterpillar

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