Slide the City Raleigh

Slide the City Raleigh

26th May 2016 Uncategorized

Missed out on Slide the City or just want to slide again? You’ll get another chance because Slide the City is coming to Raleigh! The 1000ft slide will set up in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, June 11th.

Be sure to use the code “raleighSTC16” at checkout to get 10% off. Make sure to invite friends and family to this epic event and share the code with them too.

So grab your floats, funky swimwear, and some sunscreen and take a short trip over to Raleigh for this fun summertime event!

Greensboro’s Unlikely Oasis

Greensboro’s Unlikely Oasis

Written by Jeff Lail

Greensboro has some great parks, including the enormous Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and the series of connected Greenways, but my favorite is a tiny gem nestled close to the Friendly Center Shopping Center, the Greensboro Bog Garden.  Amid the hustle and bustle of one of the busier areas, the Bog Garden is filled with interesting wildlife and plants as well as the bog itself.

A walking trail runs from Northline Avenue (behind the Harris Teeter in Friendly Center) into the Bog Garden, but most folks access the park from Starmount Farms Drive by parking on the street in this residential area and finding the entrance by the statue.  A boardwalk runs around the marshier parts of the park, but there are also many walking trails to explore the ends of the park.
Barred Owl

Barred Owl

 

The wildlife is one of the best things about this park.  A large group of residential ducks live here year round, as do many other species, but this is also a seasonal stop for a variety of other species like gulls and other types of ducks.  Bring your binoculars and look out across the pond or hike down through the woods on the side of the pond and you might be surprised what you see.  I’ve personally seen several types of gulls, herons, woodpeckers, and ducks as well as a kingfisher.

One of the year round residents is a barred owl that resides in the area around the bamboo on the boardwalk.  If you’re having a hard time locating the owl, there are often some helpful neighborhood folks around who can spot him.  If you’re there around dusk, you can occasionally hear the owl hooting.
The main thing that I love about the Bog Garden is that it’s convenient to the places I live and work but still so peaceful.  You can certainly hear cars going to and from Friendly Center, but it’s an oasis in a noisy city that’s easy to get to and enjoy.

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