A spring day birding in Polk County

"The Bird Box" by Simon Thompson After a frosty morning in the Asheville area, it was a pleasure to be down the mountains in Polk ... Read more

Protecting the rare cerulean warbler

"The Bird Box" by Simon Thompson A small, pale blue and white songbird sings its buzzy song from high within the dense canopy of a ... Read more

Identifying woodpeckers in Western N.C.

"The Bird Box" by Simon Thompson The one nice thing about woodpeckers is that for all intensive purposes, every species superficially looks the same. Read more

Our hummingbirds arriving back in WNC

"The Bird Box" by Simon Thompson It’s always a pleasure when our first Ruby-throated Hummingbirds appear at our feeders here in western North Carolina. Read more