Venus Flytrap, Native to Green Swamp

The delicate plant may be deadly to some insects, but its future is so imperiled that collecting the herbaceous hunter in the wild is a felony in North Carolina.


Nature Essay: Meet Sassafras

Get acquainted with the scent, flavor, and legend of the shrub that thinks it’s a tree.


Capturing Carolina on a Canvas

A North Carolina artist — and acclaimed author — invites us to join him to paint his favorite scene, en plein air.


Photo Essay: Collecting Carolina

We North Carolinians are seekers of sentiments and preservers of the past, and the Liberty Antiques Festival makes sure we find those treasures.


Ramblin’ Man: Where Beginning Meets End

The fall line between the Piedmont and Coastal Plain is a geologic marvel that has shaped the lives of North Carolinians for centuries. So why has it been relegated to trivia question status?