The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina's Coast [NOOK Book]

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Many people who visit North Carolina’s coast have ambitions no grander than lying on the sand, eating seafood, and shopping the outlet malls. On the other hand, there are those who would prefer a nighttime “turtle walk” on Bald Head Island, where they might see a giant loggerhead emerge from the sea and lumber across the sand to lay her eggs. And those who would travel the Roanoke River Paddle Trail, negotiating a labyrinth of streams by day ...
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The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina's Coast

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Overview

Many people who visit North Carolina’s coast have ambitions no grander than lying on the sand, eating seafood, and shopping the outlet malls. On the other hand, there are those who would prefer a nighttime “turtle walk” on Bald Head Island, where they might see a giant loggerhead emerge from the sea and lumber across the sand to lay her eggs. And those who would travel the Roanoke River Paddle Trail, negotiating a labyrinth of streams by day and camping by night in a swamp home to minks, bobcats, barred owls, and black bears.

If you’re a nature lover who’d like to discover a surprising array of wild places, then The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina’s Coast is the resource for you. The book covers all the region’s classic sites—Wright Brothers National Memorial, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Tryon Palace, historic Wilmington—but gives special emphasis to places that celebrate nature. Here, you’ll discover the birder’s paradise that is Lake Mattamuskeet. You’ll see why the revamped North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is as impressive as any such facility on the East Coast. You’ll be moved to explore the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum before your ferry ride to remote Cape Lookout.

Author John Manuel’s introductory chapter on the natural history of the coast will familiarize you with the variety of habitats you’ll encounter in your travels. He also provides hard information on dates of operation, fees, and directions, as well as sidebars on subjects of special interest and recommendations for restaurants and lodgings.

A sample of the activities described in The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina’s Coast:

Sign up for a wolf howling at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Hike the trails in the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve

Hang-glide off the sand dune at Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Deep-sea fish for marlin out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Canoe the Roanoke River Canoe Trail and camp on a wooden platform

Observe tundra swans migrating through Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

Watch sea turtles crawl on to the beach at night on Bald Head Island

Hunt for Venus flytraps in the Green Swamp

Sea kayak out to Bear Island
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016263472
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 322
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

John Manuel has published articles in Audubon, Backpacker, Canoe & Kayak, and Friends of Wildlife, as well as many others. He teaches environmental writing at the Duke Young Writer’s Camp and is a team leader for the Haw River Stream Watch program. His formal education—B.A. from Yale University and Masters of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—combined with more than a decade of work in the public and private sector give him the knowledge and experience to write compelling stories on a variety of topics. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.
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