Loti Woods, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin

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Vultures: Why should we love them?

The often misunderstood vulture needs some love.  Vultures are often described as ugly or even alien-looking, and, yes, they eat dead things. But their bad ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:16 am

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Nature’s Tiny Marvels: The Enchanting World of Hummingbirds

One of spring’s greatest joyful moments is the arrival of our hummingbirds. Our ruby-throated hummingbirds, the main species in western North Carolina, are here, in ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Friday, April 26, 2024 12:15 pm

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Shell-ebrating Turtles: Learning all about these awesome reptiles

I love turtles. And I’m in good company. Lots of folks love them. Box turtles, sliders, snapping turtles, and bog turtles live right here in ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Thursday, March 28, 2024 11:44 am

Community

Champions for Wildlife is growing

Since January 1, Champions for Wildlife has used the power of art to teach over 750 local students in K-8th grade about wildlife. Now, through ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Friday, March 22, 2024 12:32 pm

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Moths: Nature’s quiet wonders

I never thought of moths as pollinators until recently. Their cousins, the butterfly, get a lot more attention. But moths are vital parts of nature ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12:03 pm

Education

From ‘bug stomper’ to ‘bug buddy’

At a recent Champions for Wildlife class, a first-grader was bragging about stomping bugs in his backyard. After the art lesson that focused on gathering ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Friday, February 16, 2024 12:03 pm

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There’s a lot to love about snakes

Snakes need some love. Often misunderstood and great for our environment, snakes sometimes get a bad rap.  Do you think you are more likely to ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12:16 pm

Arts

Champions for Wildlife announces new coordinator, after-school programs

Champions for Wildlife has taught and inspired over 3,100 kids in Polk and Henderson counties about nature using art, and thanks the community for its ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Monday, January 15, 2024 1:35 pm

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Why do amazing beavers build dams?

Ever wonder why beavers build dams? I know, it’s not something you think about every day. But when you do… Let’s start at the beginning. ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Friday, December 22, 2023 11:40 am

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Eight reasons to love the amazing opossum

Do opossums wander through your yard? Before you freak out, let’s look at why you might want to welcome our marsupial friends. Just what is ... Read more

by Loti Woods, Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:34 pm

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