*NEW North Carolina Biodiversity Project Website launched!!

Per Email from Harry LeGrand Fellow biologists and nature lovers: I am proud to announce the opening of a new website — an umbrella website called the North Carolina Biodiversity Project, which serves as the home for a number of existing websites on taxonomic groups of animals found in North Carolina, as well as a…

BLN Steering Committee: Mincy Moffett

Check it out. I wanted to share this piece about the Bog Learning Network’s own Mincy Moffett  and his career path and his career move from economist to biologist.   “I had a career that I hated and two degrees that I didn’t want to use anymore, so I thought, ‘Man, I’ve got to make a change,’”…

2017 Field Day Series Kicked Off

The first Field Day of 2017 was held May 9th at Elk Knob State Park, where Bog Learning Network members helped North Carolina State Parks manage invasive multiflora rose and reduce unwanted mid-story hardwoods in the bog.  

Eller Seep and Reed Branch Controlled Burns

From one corner of North Carolina to the other, we burn for pitcher plants.  Earlier this week, TNC-North Carolina and TNC-Georgia teamed up with Southern Blue Ridge FLN partners North Carolina Forest Service, Georgia ForestWatch, KD Ecological Services, MountainTrue, and Wildland Restoration International to conduct some small, yet highly important controlled burns on two of the south’s few remaining…

Scientists Finally Understand How Pitcher Plants Developed the Taste for Flesh

Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what’s even more amazing is how distantly related carnivorous plants from different parts of the world separately evolved the same taste for flesh. Highlight Article from Science Alert Full Journal Article from Nature Ecology and Evolution…

Rabun County Bog Workday highlighted

Rabun County Bog spans +/-20 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest and, situated at the headwaters junction of four tributaries, is Georgia’s largest known Mountain Bog/Wetland Complex. The hydrology of Rabun County Bog is supported by numerous seeps and springs and the complex features a diverse assemblage of habitats, wildlife, and plant species. On August…

Blue Ridge Now: Bogs & Beer

Check out this Times-News article that was published yesterday, featuring the BLN’s very own Clint DeWitt!

Cold Springs Seep Field Day Photos

The 2016 BLN Work & Learn Field Day Series continues – and on August 9th, a group of 12 gathered at Cold Springs Seep in Haywood County to document the extent of non-native invasive plant occurrences (multiflora rose and autumn olive), assisting the U.S. Forest Service with prioritizing restoration initiatives and efficiently applying management at…