With the warm summer temperatures and bright sunny days, the month of July is an excellent choice for National Picnic Month. It's a fantastic time to pack a basket full of food and beverages while you enjoy the lovely summer weather.
Southport is home to numerous locations that make a terrific spot for your next picnic. Our real estate agents suggest checking out these scenic picnic spots.
One of the nicest things about birding as a hobby is how willing people are to share their knowledge and resources. Years ago we were thrilled to discover Roy Slack's book Birds of the Brunswick County Islands: Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach, North Carolina. But since it was published in 1994, it is no longer that easy to find. Our county library has a few copies to loan and it can sometimes still be ordered online.
The knowledgeable people at Wild Bird & Garden, who have brick and mortar stores in both Southport and Wilmington, were happy to suggest two other sources that have even more photos and maps, and include more recent data on habitat and migration routes.
One is the authoritative source Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America published in 2016. Don't let the serious title put you off! It's not that expensive and the huge number of images and maps make it easy for you to identify the birds you see on the beach.
Another great resource is Stan Tekiela's Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide, which also has a multitude of photos and a handy color-coded index in the front of the book that helps you quickly look up the bird according to the predominant color of its feathers.
The folks at Wild Bird & Garden can be found at 105 Brown Street East in Southport (just off Howe Street, at the foot of the water tower). Their website has a fantastic list of links that includes everything from local wildlife rescue groups to the most comprehensive national databases, user-friendly tools and even smartphone apps. You can find them online at wildbirdgardeninc.com
Their current hours in Southport are 10-2 Mon-Sat with curbside service, and we all look forward to the time when they can resume the tours, workshops, and other outings for which they are so well known!
Hope to see you then!
Brunswick County, North Carolina is one of the most picturesque areas you can find in the American Southeast. It has a magnetic quality that attracts all kinds of people: Tourists visit here from all over the world, Americans relocate here ... and television crews just can't seem to get enough of it!
Brunswick County beaches are among the best places you'll find to stage a wedding, and that's just one of the reasons that photos from our corner of North Carolina are lighting up Pinterest boards everywhere. When you shop homes for sale in Brunswick County, stunning seaside views are simply part of the package. There are pin-worthy homes to be found in all of Brunswick County's beachfront communities, and a wealth of outdoor entertainment options means that you will always have something new to share.