25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

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Outdoors

Looking for a summer adventure? You do not have to drive far find plenty of fascinating recreational, historical and cultural treasures to explore along North Carolina’s Scenic Byways, which criss-cross every region of the state.

Nantahala Byway

Cool off in the mountains with a trip down the Nantahala Byway, which begins in far Western North Carolina in the Cherokee County town of Marble. The byway travels through the Nantahala National Forest, paralleling the Nantahala River, a world-class whitewater rafting destination. Local outfitters provide rafting, kayaking and canoeing tours during the warmer months and even into the fall and winter seasons.

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Approximately 15 species of snakes live in the region, only two of which are venomous; still, many harmless snakes are needlessly killed each year.

On Thursday, July 14, at 6 pm, a program titled “Snakes of Highlands” is planned at the Highlands Nature Center.

The presentation, given by Patrick Brannon, Director of the Nature Center, will discuss the biology and natural history of snakes, instruct visitors on the identification of the local species, and dispel many common misconceptions about them.

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The Catamount Adventure Camps, sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Education and Base Camp Cullowhee, will be held this summer, offering five-day programs of outdoor fun to children at the elementary and middle school levels.

Three camps will present age-appropriate activities to children of varying grade levels. The camp for rising third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders is July 11-15. Rising sixth- and seventh- graders have camp July 25-29, and rising eighth- and ninth-graders Aug. 1-5. Each program lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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The golden-winged warbler, a small songbird found in the north-central and eastern United States, may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced. The announcement follows an initial review of a petition seeking to protect the golden-winged warbler under the Endangered Species Act.

The Service will undertake a more thorough status review of the species to determine whether to propose adding the species to the federal lists of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants.

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