This June,

Be a FAMILY Again

 

Beech Mountain's

FAMILY FUN MONTH

 

30 Days of

Organized Activities 

> Guided Hikes         

> Mountain Biking     

> Scenic Lift Rides   

> Outdoor Movies     

> Pickleball & Tennis 

> ATV Tours            

  > Disc Golf & More    

 

Plus great lodging specials in

North Carolina's Highest Town

 

 

The Pet Place

Shops @Shadowline

828-268-1510

 

Locally owned, holistic,

full-service pet store 

for 17 years!

 

Knowledgeable Staff

Voted Best of the Best

every year since 2008

 

M-F 9-7; Sat 9-6; Sun 1-5

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The Incredible

Toy Company

 

Inspiring Toys and 

Unbeatable Service

 

Where imaginations grow

  

3411 Hwy 321S 

Between Boone

& Blowing Rock

828.264.1422

 

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to visit our website

 

It's Trout Season - Go Fish!

 

Shake off the winter blues and

get outside in Boone, NC.

 Spring is the perfect season to

do a little trout fishing in one of

our cool, clean, mountain rivers 

 

Plan your adventure at: 

ExploreBoone.com

 

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 Lake James, Linville Falls,

Marion, Little Switzerland,

and Old Fort, NC

 

Relax, Explore, & Connect

click for

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www.blueridgetravelers.com


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Think Spring.............
by Brenda

Latest Update: February 18, 2016


Indoors....the best place for winter blooms.

I know you are wondering what is going to bloom first in Spring 2016....and when is it going to bloom. Here's what Justice and Bell tell us:

FEBRUARY

Dandelion (Taraxacum offincinale) (into November)

Skunk Cabbage (SympJocarpus foetidas) (into March)

Now, where do we find these plants blooming? I don't think we even need to talk about dandelions....They are going to find us! Skunk Cabbage is a different story. There is a bog behind Earth Fare in Boone.....you will find them blooming there. I have two friends who have them blooming around their ponds and I'm sworn to secrecy on those. And then there is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check your wildflower books for the Parkway location(s)....I do not know the exact location. Have fun. We'll get into the next set of plants a little later.


More winter beauty...Cardinals.


A beautiful Tufted Titmouse.


Another interesting winter winger...Pine Siskin.