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PINE KNOLL SHORES
By Deb Frisby
January is a quiet month for gardeners in Pine Knoll Shores. The gardens are
resting while plants store energy during the cold months and get ready for spring
growth—but the Garden Club continues winter garden maintenance. Pine straw
was added, birdbaths cleaned and feeders filled since our area is a natural habitat
for migrating birds.
According to birdwatchersdigest.com, North Carolina is a sort of crossroads
for migrating birds. Many southern bird species, like brown pelican or white ibis,
are at or near the northern limits of their breeding ranges here, and northern
species extend their nesting ranges southward because prevailing winds tend to
sweep migrant land birds toward the coast on their southbound migrations dur
ing winter months. Our coastal waters provide a temporary refuge for thousands
of northern water birds of many species. At the same time, some birds usually re
garded as summer residents only, such as the black-and-white warbler or painted
bunting, can be found escaping the frozen north for the season.
If you feed them, they will come. These ducks showed up for a quick snack in late
December.—Photos by Susan King
The January meeting of the Pine Knoll Shores Garden Club was a timely and
special treat for the bird lovers among us and educational for all. John Fussell,
author of A Birders Guide to Coastal Carolina, master bird watcher and defender,
was invited to speak at the meeting on January 12. The topic was “Changes in
Our Maritime Forest.”
Bogue Banks has long been a sanctuary for birds and is one of the places Mr.
Fussell spends his time. His presentation was particularly timely as the 2022
global Great Backyard Bird Count is February 18-21. Please see “Great Backyard
Bird Count” in this issue for details on how to participate.
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This blue herring comes
every day to check out
the photographer's back
yard on Bogue Pines
On February 9, Garden Club members will attend the Master Gardener Pro
gram at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Pam Beck of Wake
Forest will present “Backyard Food Gardening.”
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