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Marilyn Kircus
Lives in various National Wildlife Refuges
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The Birds of May
I just got around to putting out a suet feeder and a tray feeder filled with black oil sunflower seed.  Sunday, May 1, was the third day I'd had the bird food out on my back deck and was constantly stopping other work to try and take photos of all the diffe...
I just got around to putting out a suet feeder and a tray feeder filled with black oil sunflower seed. Sunday, May 1, was the third day I'd had the bird food out on my back deck and was constantly stopping other work to try ...
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Yes, Sharon, the eagle platform is almost at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Charlotte Road. One of my jobs is to go sit at the observation deck area and watch for activity around the nest. I found the bears, I think two-year old siblings on the road called Upper Barn Meadow Road, which is in the north part of the refuge, but west of Charlotte Road. We are getting in new species of birds almost every day. Blue-headed vireos started calling April 27. We had a loon calling on Bearce lake both last week and yesterday, when we hiked the Bearce Trail to visit several vernal pools and look for sotted salamander and wood frog eggs. And lillies and ferns are starting to grow. Very exciting around here.
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Exploring the Refuge
My second great job was to drive all the refuge roads, checking to make sure they were open. (We had a big storm the day before I arrived which took down trees across the refuge.) I documented several downed trees and brought home the waypoints for them so ...
My second great job was to drive all the refuge roads, checking to make sure they were open. (We had a big storm the day before I arrived which took down trees across the refuge.) I documented several downed trees and brought...
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My first on-going job is to help
staffer Mike survey some designated Vernal Pools. This survey has
been going on for several years and Mike has been the main guy doing
the surveys. So he knows the deepest part of each pool, one piece of
data we have to gath...
My first on-going job is to help staffer Mike survey some designated Vernal Pools. This survey has been going on for several years and Mike has been the main guy doing the surveys. So he knows the deepest part of each pool, o...
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Learning New Jobs in a New Place
April 11, 2016 I got to Moosehorn NWR in Maine on Friday, April 7.  This gave me time to spend the weekend cleaning my room, a bathroom, and a kitchen and getting my car unloaded and mostly getting my stuff stored. I'm  stoked about this assignment. I reall...
April 11, 2016 I got to Moosehorn NWR in Maine on Friday, April 7. This gave me time to spend the weekend cleaning my room, a bathroom, and a kitchen and getting my car unloaded and mostly getting my stuff stored. I'm stoke...
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A Goodbye Trip by Land and Water
March 23, 2016 My paddling buddy, John, and I were assigned the honorous duty of checking out the paddling trails at Alligator River. I STILL had not encountered any bears there, so I went early to do a personal bird survey and look for bears. The moon was ...
March 23, 2016 My paddling buddy, John, and I were assigned the honorous duty of checking out the paddling trails at Alligator River. I STILL had not encountered any bears there, so I went early to do a personal bird survey a...
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Thanks Misti and Cindy for your comments.  For some reason, I can't reply directly to either of you. 
March 6, 2016 I was looking up North Carolina's covered bridges and found one of them, Pisgah Covered Bridge, was near Asheboro, North Carolina. Since it was only a little over an hour further than Raleigh, I decided to incl...
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April 24, 2016 I am currently living almost on the
American/Canadian Border so at least half of my driving trips will be
in Canada. Last Saturday we had rainy weather so I decided to only go
off for a day trip on Sunday. I thought this blog would be about m...
April 24, 2016 I am currently living almost on the American/Canadian Border so at least half of my driving trips will be in Canada. Last Saturday we had rainy weather so I decided to only go off for a day trip on Sunday. I...
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A Visit to Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
April 5, 1016 While I was visiting my daughter in
Pittsburgh, I checked to see what public gardens were available. I
found Pittsburgh had a Botanical Garden so scheduled time for a
visit. Add caption Jonquils Jonquil This garden is very much a work in
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April 5, 1016 While I was visiting my daughter in Pittsburgh, I checked to see what public gardens were available. I found Pittsburgh had a Botanical Garden so scheduled time for a visit. Add caption Jonquils Jonq...
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Exploring the Bold Coast and Looking for Lighthouses
April 16, 2016 I was a little late leaving on my first
road trip up here in Maine and did not make it to the eastern most
spot in the United States for sunup. But I was just a little north
of where it is in the contiguous United States and took more of my
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April 16, 2016 I was a little late leaving on my first road trip up here in Maine and did not make it to the eastern most spot in the United States for sunup. But I was just a little north of where it is in the contiguou...
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A Visit to Fallingwater
April 3, 2016 One of the places my daughter, Kim, suggested visiting while I was at her house, was Fallingwater. It is the only house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that is intact and complete with the Kaufmann family  furniture, pictures, and other artifac...
April 3, 2016 One of the places my daughter, Kim, suggested visiting while I was at her house, was Fallingwater. It is the only house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that is intact and complete with the Kaufmann family furnit...
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Volunteering for the Birds
March 22, 2016 My boss forwarded me a letter from the North Carolina FWS asking for volunteers to help put up signs for nesting birds on islands in the Sounds along the Outer Banks.  This was a chance to get to go out and see Pamlico Sound and also do somet...
March 22, 2016 My boss forwarded me a letter from the North Carolina FWS asking for volunteers to help put up signs for nesting birds on islands in the Sounds along the Outer Banks. This was a chance to get to go out and see...
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Visit to First Landing State Park
As soon as I started looking for things to do in the Norfolk, Virginia area, I came across First Landing State Park .  Then I had a few people advise me to be sure and to hike or bike there.  So it was high on my bucket list for the area. I got a little mor...
As soon as I started looking for things to do in the Norfolk, Virginia area, I came across First Landing State Park. Then I had a few people advise me to be sure and to hike or bike there. So it was high on my bucket list f...
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+Bob Griebel Glad the jellyfish were a positive influence, Bob. 
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Currently
various National Wildlife Refuges
Previously
Burns, OR - Folkston, GA - Moiese, MT - Lima, MT - Anahuac, TX
Story
Introduction
Born in Michigan, schooled in Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, and now doing live-in volunteer work after retiring from teaching.
Bragging rights
Swam with Manatees, rounded up ducklings, got ATV certification,
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Play in the dirt. Paddle. Bird.
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I get my hair cut by April Holland. I have fine, thin hair that shows every mistake and is about the hardest to make look good. April has both cut it to look good AND to last between cuts. The only other really excellent hair dresser I've found in fifty plus years of searching, has won International Styling Competitions and works in Houston, Texas. I got a reference from a lady I met when I first got to North Carolina who had really beautiful hair in a stunning haircut. April is also very reasonable. So if you want a beautiful cut that lasts and doesn't break the bank, rush to make an appointment.
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This is a very down to earth retail fish place with awesome meals. Even if you are gluten free, you can find some really good food. Of course their seafood mostly spent yesterday in the ocean, and their other foods also taste really fresh. The food is prepared with passion. And their prices won't break your bank.
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I was amazed at this company's professionalism starting with my first conversation with them on the phone. They gave me a rough estimate before examining my car, which needed its 100,000 mile checkup. Then they called back without me having to check on it with the estimate. The car was finished in a timely fashion, by the time they promised and the bill was LESS than the estimate. It has factory parts and a 12 month warranty. And all the people I talked to there were superfriendly. I believe that this is a place I can continue to go to with confidence of getting only needed repairs at a great price.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
These guys showed up fast and use their heads to work through problems getting my door opened. Got me back on the road in no time after I locked my keys in the car.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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I went there with a large group of people - who were all ordering separately. We had excellent service, and everyone of the six of us at my table ordered something different. Everyone was highly delighted with their orders which ranged to meatloaf through Cajun food, to OBX seafood. Our service was also excellent and timely, even though there was a large crowd there at the time. I can't wait to go back. Oh yes, the prices were moderate.
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reviewed 2 months ago
I had a flat tire and tore up my tire. The man who helped me change it tightened the lug nuts too tight and striped two of them. Dino Lube sold me a new tire - and NOT at an outrageous price - and ordered in my new lug nuts. They finished the job two hours before they said they would have it done. They seem to both know how to fix vehicles AND have good customer service.
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reviewed 8 months ago
I've used them several times and they are courteous, friendly, and fast. The staff seems knowledgeable. They also have cold water for the customers which I've appreciated.
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