Category Archives: Bolin Forest

The Amazing Ecology of Bolin Creek

Meeting place is at 210 Cobblestone, Chapel Hill 27516, located in a residential neighborhood back of Bolin Forest.  Enter the neighborhood off of Hillsborough Road. Here is the link to Google Maps.

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No Buffers, No Birds

This article by naturalist Mary Sonis originally appeared in the Chapel Hill News on November 23, 2015.  With a growing appreciation of our birds and the disappearance of wild places, it’s worth rereading. Bolin Creek saw a great turnout of … Continue reading

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A Wildflower Walk with Surprises!

The blog post from Maria de Bruyn; Posted on April 4, 2016 This past Saturday morning, we awoke to water streaming from the heavens in quite a heavy downpour. A local conservation group, Friends of Bolin Creek, had scheduled a … Continue reading

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Bolin Creek hike this weekend, Jan 9

My favorite discovery on moving here years ago, given I’m a transplanted Philadelphian, has been Bolin Creek. Its upper reaches, between Homestead Road and Estes Drive, offers the most beautiful and contrasting landscape. Here, you will find beaver swamps, Beech-tree … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen

Friends of Bolin Creek sent this letter to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen expressing our strong concern that the Climate Change Task Force recommended a paved road next to Bolin Creek. The Board decided to remove the controversial wording and … Continue reading

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Yoga in the Woods

On Sunday, May 4, 2 pm come to Yoga in the Woods with Salli Benedict.  Join yoga instructor Salli Benedict for an inspirational and fun walk to four of her favorite places along Bolin Creek in Bolin Forest. We will … Continue reading

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Join us for a Spring Wildflower Walk

Join us for a Spring Wildflower Walk in Bolin Forest Sunday 2 pm,  April 6th  Meet in the parking lot at Wilson Park, Carrboro Dave Otto will lead us for a Spring wildflower walk in Bolin Forest.  He writes:  “I … Continue reading

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Rain, floods, and greenways

Carrboro has begun to implement a Greenways Plan.  To understand what the term “Greenway” means read more here. The first section to be paved is only months old.  It begins opposite Estes Apartments on Estes Drive Extension. See #1 on … Continue reading

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Birders rewarded

Birders from Friends of Bolin Creek and New Hope Audubon were rewarded on our March 3 bird walk with several sightings of the pileated woodpecker — on the ground pecking ants in old logs. Mary Sonis took this photo of … Continue reading

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March Bolin Forest Walk

Discover Northern Bolin Forest! Join us for a walk led by Salli Benedict on the Carolina North tract on Sunday, March 4th, 1 – 3 pm. Meet at the entrance to the forest found at the end of Tripp Farm … Continue reading

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