Nature Notes
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Nature Notes

The season of the great migration is upon us and the birdwatchers are cleaning their binoculars, waterproofing their hiking boots and studying their field guides in preparation. Many North American songbirds already started heading south back in late August, but the vast majority of these, along with raptors, waterfowl, woodpeckers and more will pass through […]

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Centennial Spotlight:  Fonta Flora
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Centennial Spotlight: Fonta Flora

The crystal blue waters of Lake James make it a destination for boaters from near and far, but many don’t realize that the lake is man-made. In 1923, the completion of three dams by Duke Energy formed Lake James as we know it today. As construction concluded and the waters began to rise, the myths […]

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Justin Allen
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Justin Allen

Over the course of the summer a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes work goes into making Lake James State Park presentable for the multitudes of visitors here to have outdoors fun. The maintenance staff and rangers can’t do it on top of their regular daily duties and that’s why the state park relies so heavily on […]

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Kevin Bischof

Kevin Bischof

Lake James State Park welcomed Ranger Kevin Bischof to the staff in early September, 2013. Kevin joined the North Carolina Division Parks and Recreation almost seven years ago as a journey ranger at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. Prior to coming to Lake James, he also worked at Goose Creek and Gorges state parks. Kevin […]

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Darrin Oliver

Darrin Oliver

Visitors to Lake James State Park rightly assume that the facilities will be working properly when they get there. Nobody wants to deal with leaky faucets or broken light fixtures when they’re trying to enjoy the beauty of nature. The park has a dedicated maintenance staff that oversees the day-to-day functioning of the necessities most […]

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Russell Buff

Russell Buff

Anyone who has called the park office during the last three years knows the steady, radio-quality voice of Russell Buff – part-time office assistant extraordinaire. With the field and office staff burning the candle at both ends during the busy summer months, Russell brings order to the Paddy’s Creek Area office and gift shop. A […]

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