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Birds of Bolin Creek shared by Mary Sonis

It was a windy overcast day. It was not a good birding day. The sun wouldn’t shine on the trees, but the birds didn’t care if it wasn’t the day for pictures. They were feeling the change in the air…and … Continue reading

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Treasures of Bolin Creek

Join us for the Friends of Bolin Creek’s fall walk, “Treasures of Bolin Creek”, tSunday October 23rd at 2 pm, led by Randee Haven O’Donnell and Salli Benedict . Randee is an environmental educator, a runner, a long time supporter … Continue reading

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Pileated Fever in Bolin Forest

From the Carrboro Citizen Mill, By Mary Parker Sonis Now is the time for sighting pileated woodpeckers in the Bolin Creek Forest. The branches are bare of leaves and the largest woodpecker in North America can be seen daily, excavating … Continue reading

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Here is the Good News

Greetings to Save Bolin Creek Supporters Thank you all for your support through out this long year to advocate for common sense greenways and warn of the perils of paving a very particular piece of Greenway in the Bolin Creek … Continue reading

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The Other Owl: The Great Horned Owl

Special report from Mary Sonis — I finally got a picture of our other local Owl.  Everyone has seen our Barred Owls…but here is the most formidable predator in our woods.  The Great Horned Owl has been calling behind my … Continue reading

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Ken Moore walks the Bolin Forest Nature Observation Trail

Ken Moore writes about Bolin Forest’s Nature Observation Trail. “though near residential areas of hundreds of homes, I experienced peace and quiet akin to being in a far-away wilderness.” We agree, a great bit of land worth preserving.

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Geologic Walk Down Bolin Creek – Nov 21

Howard Lineberger, Geologist and Science teacher at Durham Academy, will lead a group of  Friends of Bolin Creek and interested walkers on a geologic tour of the Bolin Creek Valley.  This valley contains an unusual geologic history.  The Bolin Forest … Continue reading

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The Barred Owls of Bolin Creek

Two weeks ago, I set out to see exactly what is going on with our local Barred Owls. Quite a few people have been scratched on the head by dive bombing Owls in the Bolin creek area. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Post Greenways meeting thoughts from Rob Crook

This week’s September 20 Greenways Commission meeting got me thinking; they always do. I realized something — Everyone from all sides agree on some key goals for our community. More bike use Lower carbon footprint Increased access for all Improved water … Continue reading

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What does providing accessibility mean?

Our goal is to save the beautiful 425-acre natural area of the steep Bolin Creek valley for all to enjoy as we work to prevent the area’s widespread clearing and its alteration to a man-made landscape. Access to natural areas means … Continue reading

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