North Carolina Mountain Birds: Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B

Summer is here and that means a myriad of songs are brought to us each day by nature here at the Inn on Mill Creek B&B inside Pisgah National Forest: bullfrogs, crickets and of course, birds, to name a few. And you know if something has “song” in its name, you can count on it being part of nature’s summer live concert series. Thus, we’ve given the Song Sparrow our June entry in our 12 Months of Birding at the Inn series on the blog for 2014.

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July 4, 2014 Events around Asheville, Black Mountain and Old Fort

Montreat Parade [photo credit: veganlibrarian on Flickr]

Exciting news: All of the towns around the Inn on Mill Creek Bed & Breakfast — Asheville, Black Mountain, and Old Fort, North Carolina — will have fireworks displays this year! Of course, there are other events going on, and if you want to avoid the crowds, we can help with that as well. Here’s what’s happening in our neck of the woods during the 4th of July weekend:

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Guest Favorites Garden June Update

Hydrangea in the Inn on Mill Creek Guest Favorites Garden

As we head into summer, our Guest Favorites Garden is slowly beginning to take shape. We added a beautiful hydrangea near the stone-faced column and planted three dark pink/red azaleas in the shady portion of the garden. In addition, we added a barberry bush and shasta daisies to the sunny portion. Keep in mind we get plants from nurseries and let them fill in over time, so our plants are “babies” this year.

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Creative Mountain Food Tours begin in June in Black Mountain

Louise’s Kitchen, a stop on the Ultimate Foodie Tour and Pub and Grub Crawl

It’s a common scenario: You find a terrific little vacation spot with several great restaurants and they all look awesome, and you know that they add so much to the area in terms of history and culture, which you’d love to experience. Black Mountain, North Carolina, is one such place. Problem is, you don’t have time to try them all before you head home. Well, let’s solve that problem, shall we?

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