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The Naturalist’s Notebook


For several years, I was The Naturalist’s Notebook columnist for The Appalachian Voice, a publication of the environmental advocacy organization Appalachian Voices.

All those articles are presented below...



The Paradox of Pokeweed: Poison or Peculiar Cure?




In Search of the Pileated Woodpecker




Sassafras in America




The Virtues of the Hickory Tree




Sunroot: A Forgotten Food




Mountain Weather




Eulogy for the Carolina Parakeet




How Our Native Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) Became World Famous




Beech: Thin Skin, Shallow Roots, Long Life




Holly and Mountain Ash




The Apple: America’s Adopted Fruit




Magnolia and Fir: The John Fraser Connection




The Lore of Boneset, Joe Pye Weed and White Snakeroot




Discovering the Underworld of the Crawdad




Sugar Maple




When Cane Was King: The Story of Native Bamboo




Wild Native Bees




The Foothills Mountain Range




The Locust Tree




Hail to the Poplar




The Sarvis Tree




Life on the Edge




Trout Lily and Trillium




When the Buffalo Roamed




The Spooky Nature of Witch Hazel Trees




The Decline and Rise of the Deer




The Bobcat (Lynx rufus): Apparition of the Appalachians




The Raven: Oracle of the High Peaks




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Mr. Kelly Coffey
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Blowing Rock, NC 28605

828-406-5104

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