May 2016

Found 3 blog entries for May 2016.

Memorial Day in Durham, Cary, & Chapel HillMemorial Day is a time where citizens from across the country unite to remember those who fought, and continue to fight, for our country’s freedoms. It’s also a time to be grateful for the lifestyle that we’re so lucky to enjoy. What better way to celebrate our American freedom than to get out with your friends and family and make the most out of every single day.

There are a number of things to do and special events happening in the Triangle area May 27 – 30. Whether you’re looking for a fun day with the family or just something to do as a couple, check out what’s going on in the Triangle Area for Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Winery

If you’re hanging around the area this long weekend, the Chatham Hill Winery has your ticket to the

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Jordan Lake, Chatham CountyIn Chatham County, between southern Durham and Cary and Pittsboro, sits Jordan Lake. This mostly undeveloped lake covers an area of almost 14,000 acres and has about 180 miles of shoreline.

Jordan Lake is actually a reservoir that was built between 1973 and 1983 as part of a flood control project. It is owned and operated by
the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps dammed the Haw River and the New Hope River to create the reservoir and reduce the devastating effects of severe storms downriver. The lake also provides water to several nearby communities.

The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a group of nine access areas scattered around the lake. These access areas offer a variety of amenities for visitors.

Camping the Way You Like

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Butterfly GardenMany of us find It fascinating to watch butterflies as they flit from flower to flower. They are beautiful, delicate creatures. But they aren&rsquot just beauties, they also pollinate flowers. There are over 170 different species of butterflies in North Carolina. Wouldn&rsquot it be nice to have a few of them spend time in your garden? Here are some ways you can attract butterflies to your yard.

Grow caterpillars to get butterflies.

As strange as that sounds, you want to grow caterpillars. Caterpillars turn into butterflies as adults. So if you don&rsquot have caterpillars, you won&rsquot have many butterflies. To grow caterpillars, you need the right host plants. These plants include clover, honeysuckle, peas, violets, milkweed, pipevine,

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