Features: Outdoors

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

Purple Martin scouts return to Union County

In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the “Purple Martin,” a swallow that is arriving now in the Carolinas, with reports of “scouts” logged almost daily online.


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 05:28 AM

Limited space need not limit your garden

Limited growing space doesn’t have to limit you from growing vegetables, herbs and fruits. All you need are sunshine, water, fertilizer, a suitable container with a good growing medium and healthy transplants to successfully grow your own fresh, local and organic food in containers.


Mar. 05, 2013 @ 04:55 PM

Getting help in the garden from companion plants

Need a few friends to help you harvest more fruits, vegetables and flowers in the garden as well as help with pest control? Want more lovely butterflies and birds to keep you company in the yard? Companion planting is the answer!


Mar. 02, 2013 @ 03:32 PM

And now I will return to the Galax wood

While writing the so called main articles of the outdoors section over the past nine years did scratch a writing itch I had along with allowing myself to revisit on occasion some of the memories of my younger days, it did not allow me to scratch deep enough. To do this, I would need to devote more time, patience and computer time toward returning to the galax woods.


Feb. 28, 2013 @ 06:39 PM

The Adoptables

Rocky is quite the athlete. He would have no problem running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Feb. 25, 2013 @ 08:56 AM

Gardening: a big return on a small investment

Gardening and landscaping offer big returns on our investment of time and energy. Being outdoors in the fresh air, connecting with nature, burning calories, harvesting wonderful vegetable and flowers, and increasing our property value are a few of the ways we are rewarded for digging in the dirt. It is an extra bonus when we can do these activities for the least amount of money using items we recycle or already have around the house.