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Hiking for Habitat: Day 52, May 13

May 13, 2022
Luke Bennett Day 52

May 13 – Last day of the MST! 28 miles from Cherokee to Clingmans Dome. Well, I completed the MST today. Long day of hiking deep within the Smoky Mountains.…

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Hiking for Habitat: Day 51, May 12

May 12, 2022
Luke Bennett Day 51

May 12 (23 miles) 23 miles today from a spot a few miles from Orchard’s Overlook to Cherokee.

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Hiking for Habitat: Day 49, May 10

May 10, 2022
Luke Bennett Day 49

May 10 (28 miles) 28 miles from a camping spot near Pisgah Inn to a camping spot near Haywood Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This morning, I stumbled into…

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Hiking for Habitat: Days 46-48, May 7-9

May 9, 2022
Luke Bennett Days 46-48

May 7 (off the trail in Asheville) I spent the morning eating a full breakfast and talking with John. So grateful for his hospitality. He dropped me off in downtown…

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Hiking for Habitat: Day 45, May 6

May 6, 2022
Luke Bennett Day 45

May 6 (23 miles) 23 miles today from a grassy knob to a bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway over Hendersonville Rd. Heavy rain last last night and heavy fog…

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Hiking for Habitat: Day 44, May 5

May 5, 2022
Luke Bennett Day 44

May 5 (25 miles) 25 miles today from Black Mountain Campground to a camp spot near Craggy Gardens Picnic Area. Epic climb up to Mt Mitchell first thing this morning…

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Hiking for Habitat: Day 43, May 4

May 4, 2022
Luke Bennett Day 43

May 4 (20 miles) 20 miles from Marion to Black Mountain Campground. This morning was undoubtedly the sorest I’ve been on the trail. The Linville Gorge Wilderness almost took me…

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Red Wolf Webcams Offer 24/7 Peek Inside Den of World’s Most Endangered Wolf 

May 2, 2022
Red wolf webcams

Watch the red wolf webcams Wildlife and nature lovers from all over can get a 24/7 glimpse into the life of a pair of captive red wolves thanks to recently…

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Digging in the Dirt: April Planting and Chapter Projects

April 29, 2022
April planting

April planting and chapter highlights North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of dirt-digging, planting, community education and litter collecting in April to…

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In Search of Conservation Heroes, Future Conservationists 

April 28, 2022

Nominate a Conservation Hero, Apply for a Conservation Scholarship North Carolina Wildlife Federation seeks conservation heroes and future conservationists for our annual conservation achievement awards and college scholarship program.  The…

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Calling All Shutterbugs: It’s Time to Get Snapping for Annual Wildlife Photo Contest 

April 28, 2022

Enter 2022 Wildlife Photo Contest Did you catch an Eastern tiger swallowtail on a tulip tree or an osprey diving in the water to catch its meal? How about a…

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Hiking for Habitat: Days 36-42, April 27-May 3

April 27, 2022
Luke Bennett Day 42

April 27: 28 miles today from Freeborne’s Motel to E.B. Jeffress Park. April 28: 21 miles today from E.B. Jeffress Park to Thunder Hill Overlook. April 29-30: Off the MST…

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