Outlander and the Great Dismal Swamp

2017-10-19T20:26:59+00:00

Outlander and the Great Dismal Swamp By:  Tara On September 10, 2017, I was thrilled to attend the "Bookmarks: Festival of Books and Authors" at R. J. Reynolds Auditorium in Winston Salem, NC.  Diana Gabaldon, celebrated author of the Outlander series, was the keynote speaker.  There are currently eight books in the series, (we want

Outlander and the Great Dismal Swamp 2017-10-19T20:26:59+00:00

Why is it so green?

2017-10-04T14:27:16+00:00

Why is it so green? If you’ve visited a local pond during the summer months, you have likely noticed the carpet of green that covers most of the surface of the water.  The green is not algae, as most people might expect. The small light green and free floating pods are duckweed.  This plant floats

Why is it so green? 2017-10-04T14:27:16+00:00

Beauty Berries at the Swamp

2017-10-03T20:26:03+00:00

Beauty Berries at the Swamp Beauty Berries are very showy in the fall and not missed in wooded areas because of their bright magenta color. This perennial is seen throughout the Dismal Swamp and in local wooded areas.  The seeds and berries are food for many species of birds and the foliage is a favorite

Beauty Berries at the Swamp 2017-10-03T20:26:03+00:00

Beautiful Butterflies

2017-08-17T17:41:32+00:00

Beautiful Butterflies! A couple of weeks ago one of our fabulous Dismal Damsels (Miss Tara) noticed a cute and colorful caterpillar hanging out on her dill plant. This cute little guy came back to visit her recently as a beautiful black swallowtail butterfly! Black swallowtails are found throughout the eastern United States and will often

Beautiful Butterflies 2017-08-17T17:41:32+00:00