Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 13


Creature Feature

The Snowy Owl

Wildlife rehab i l i t a t o r Carlton Burke was
checking his
email on a Sunday afternoon
in December 2013 when
he opened a startling message: A snowy owl had
been spotted near the
small mountain town of
Rosman, North Carolina,
about 10 miles from Brevard. It was clear from the
photo that, unlike other
"sightings" of the Arctic
avian, this one was real.
Burke and his wife Vicky,
a nature artist, scrambled
to pack their gear, drove
from their Mills River home
and found the bird flying

Carlton Burke

by Nancy Henderson

Carlton Burke

Will the birds again fly
south, or was a visit to the
North Carolina mountains
an aberration?

Above: Tundra flying before
his rescue. Left: Tundra after
rescue, and up to a normal
weight of about four pounds.

normally. But Burke noticed that one time, when
it landed on the ground, it
stumbled a little, so he left
his contact information
with a neighborhood resident, just in case.
"Sure enough, the very
next afternoon I got in and
had a voice message from
another neighbor about
a quarter of a mile away
from where we spotted the
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015

The Oil Lamps
South Carolina-Georgia Mountain Weekend
Night Sky: The Guide to Cold, Clear Winter Nights
Night Sky: The Photoessay
The Day a Tennessee Farmer Showed a Prince a Thing or Two
East-Tennessee Dining: A Gourmand Couple Explores the Tastes of their Home Territory
History Lives in This Virginia Mountain “Cabin”
Table of Contents
From the Editor / Worth a Click
Mill Creek Stories
The Hike
Great Buys
Mountain Report
Creature Feature
Festivals & Events
Singing in the Garden
Guest Column: Chris Arvidson
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Table of Contents
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - From the Editor / Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 7
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 10
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Great Buys
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 16
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - The Oil Lamps
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 18
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - South Carolina-Georgia Mountain Weekend
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Night Sky: The Guide to Cold, Clear Winter Nights
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Night Sky: The Photoessay
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - The Day a Tennessee Farmer Showed a Prince a Thing or Two
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - East-Tennessee Dining: A Gourmand Couple Explores the Tastes of their Home Territory
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - History Lives in This Virginia Mountain “Cabin”
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 46
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Singing in the Garden
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Guest Column: Chris Arvidson
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2015 - Cover4
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