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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
385 Hodges and Miller Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605


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