Make Your Yard a Wildlife Oasis


Editor’s Note: Cary has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation to ask citizens, businesses and organizations to certify their outdoor spaces as wildlife habitats. David Lindquist shares how your can turn your own yard into an oasis for birds, bees and butterflies.

Cary, NC — Many of us already beautify our homes with gardens, but you can go beyond that to make your yard an oasis for the “three B’s” of wildlife (birds, bees and butterflies). Read more


Deer Vs. Auto: By the Numbers


Cary, NC — With deer season among us, Wake County drivers can’t afford to be anything other than careful and alert during our evening commutes. Read more


Geese in Cary


From the blog of Council Member Lori Bush. Her views are her own.

Cary, NC — We receive a great number of complaints regarding the Geese that have come to call Cary their home.  In many locations, there are hundreds of them, often overwhelming and becoming a nuisance in certain parks and ponds, leaving their droppings, and in some cases, becoming aggressive when they are protecting their nests. Read more


First Look: Bass Pro Cary


Cary, NC — The southern sun has melted the Late Unpleasantness with the Snow and I ventured forth for a first look at Bass Pro Cary. It is a world of outdoorsy wonderfulness. Read more

Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb 16 in Cary


Story from staff reports. Photo of American Goldfinch in winter by Rodney Campbell.

Cary, NC – The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual event in which volunteers count and track all the birds they see during a 3 day period. This year, you can be a part of the fun at Cary’s Kids Together Playground on February 16. Read more

The Bird’s Nest in Lyuba’s Garage

Story by Matt Young, Photos by Simon Tsynkov.

Cary, NC – Lyuba Boulkina and Simon Tsynkov went back to their homeland a couple weeks ago for an extended visit. But when they returned to Cary, they found some squatters living in the garage.

Read more

The Beaver Dam in Bond Park

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by a CaryCitizen reader.

Cary, NC – A reader sent in the picture up above with the following note, “I saw this truck in Bond Park this morning and wondered what he was doing.  The side of the truck said Beaver Control.” Read more

Wildlife in Cary: Cedar Waxwings, Party Animals

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Karen Thor.

Cary, NC – For years, my neighbor, Karen Thor, and I used to laugh at these beautiful, funny-acting birds that showed up annually in our yards. We each have a bunch of bird baths, feeders and houses on our properties. Read more

Wildlife: Jordan Lake Eagle Cam is Back

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Ken Schneider.

Cary, NC – Last year at about this time, editor Matt Young did a story about Eagle Cam, a citizen science project at Jordan Lake. The big birds are back, and you can watch online again this year as they sit in the nest and prepare to hatch their young. Read more

Education: A STEM Stocking Stuffer with a Story

Cary, NC – Molly Paul is an accomplished 12-year old. She founded and manages a turtle adoption organization, is a junior curator at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and has created a line of turtle-shaped soaps for sale at Hemlock Bluffs. They make great stocking stuffers for kids and grownups who are into science and wildlife and want their cash to go to a good cause. Read more