Ruth Ann Grissom


Ruth Ann Grissom grew up on a farm in Montgomery County and earned degrees in journalism and social work at UNC Chapel Hill. She divides her time between Charlotte and the Uwharries.

Stories by Ruth Ann Grissom

Feeling harried? Watch harriers

In January, a month when birders across the state and around the world launch headlong into a rigorous endeavor called a Big Year — in which they rush around a given geographic area trying to see...

Keeping a garden journal in 2021

The end of the year is a natural time for reflection, but does anyone really want to dwell on 2020?

Hope is the thing with leaves

Imagine what it would be like to help establish a brand new national park. One that would be larger than the combined acreage of the Everglades, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, Canyonlands

An ocean bird pays an unexpected visit to Stanly County

My sister and I once decided it would be a fine idea to tour the Mojave Desert in May.

Fall Berries for Migrating Birds

Say you’re on an extended road trip, traveling hundreds – even thousands – of miles, eating what’s readily available along the interstate. Coffee and donuts for breakfast.