All the stories you see here are true. I hope they’re interesting and entertaining.
I was riding on my electric scooter and come up to one of the roads you cross on the trail. I then see a small black creature with some yellow marks. ‘A BOX TURTLE!!!’ I yell and without thinking, jumping off the scooter, running towards the road, (not checking for cars coming) and grabbing him and bringing him to the other side of the woods. He was going quite slow so he was in some danger. It was not an adult yet and pretty small. I then put the turtle in the woods and see a frog jumping around! I almost caught it, just barely missing, but instead watch the box turtle, who was moving faster now. As I continue down the trail, I come up to the pond, and grab my breaks to see 3 bunnies hopping around the trail! I watch the rabbits cross and go on past the pond. I then turn my head and see a bunch of birds flying away! A little further down the trail are some squirrels too! This was a very amazing and interesting scooter ride! It was seven o’clock, so I know the best time to find some wildlife is around that time. I did not have a camera or video camera with me, but I will start carrying one around more often.
My sister and I were exploring in the creek and going back and forth from the tree house and the creek. We then went back to the treehouse and heard a faint eep, eep. We were not exactly sure where it was coming from. We ignored the squeak for a while but then heard the slight chirp again. We went to investigate. We searched around for about 5 minutes but then continued to work in the creek. I then wheeled a wagon with some supplies to the treehouse but then stopping and looking down. There was a small grey creature. I kneeled down to look at the pale, bare animal and realized, it was a newborn bird! I looked up and sure enough, I see a nest! It was too high to reach, so the NC Nature News cared it for the rest of the day. We found some worms and chopped them up and fed it by hand. The baby bird would lift its head and chirp for a piece or two every three to five minutes.I found an abandoned birds nest to keep it in overnight. It then passed away overnight due to the cold tempatures but it wold have died sooner if it did not chirp of hunger the day before. It was a wonderful experience to care for the chick.
This was the same day the NC Nature News found their first turtle too! See more in a story that will be up soon.
My sister and I were in the woodsy part of our backyard, setting up a “tree shelter” using some logs and we hear a rustling noise. It sounded like leaves so we just thought it was a squirrel. But it then got louder and louder. We turn towards the noise together and grab each other. All we do is stare in awe as 35 deer with huge antlers come running towards us. We brace ourselves for the stampede. When they are only about 15 feet away, they all of a sudden make a sharp left turn. We then watched the line of buck pass us. We looked at each other and just stood there.