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Meet Infraorder Anisoptera, more commonly known as the Dragonfly!⁠


The earliest relatives of dragonflies can be found in fossil records dating as far back as 325 million years ago, around the Jurassic Period. At that time some of them had a wingspan of about 2.5 feet! Of course, today’s dragonflies are nowhere near that size thankfully.⁠ ⁠

You can find these little guys hanging out in clusters between May and August in North Carolina. They are fast, agile fliers, and have the capability to cross an ocean if they desire, but most follow a flight path that brings them over ponds and pools of standing water.⁠
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Throughout history, various cultural beliefs have be attached to the dragonfly. Folklore deems that spotting a dragonfly will bring a positive transformation your way in the form of good luck. If one lands on you it may be fast but hopefully it will bring you luck that lasts. ⁠

Next time you are walking around River Dunes at sunset keep your eye to the horizon and you just might see one of them zip by!⁠

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The River Dunes Harbor Club is an exceptional private yacht club overlooking Grace Harbor. Members enjoy an award-winning marina, outstanding dining service! Our experienced Chef draws inspiration from locally sourced ingredients and offers seasonal menus featuring North Carolina products and cuisine. ⁠
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Monday mood have you wishing you were poolside? Book your stay with us for your next vacation because summer days don’t get better than this.☀️ ⁠

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Being surrounded by good friends make for an excellent birthday! So glad to have this group join us for a phenomenal weekend!

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Welcome to Grace Harbor, in the heart of the growing Harbor Village at River Dunes. The award-winning 400-slip inland basin marina offers year-round boating on the seven mile expanse of the Neuse River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the coastal towns and anchorages of the Pamlico Sound.⁠

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Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.⁠
-Charles Waterman⁠

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Meet the Fiddler Crab!⁠
If you’ve walked down the creek bank or river docks in River Dunes there is a fair chance that you have seen one of these little guys scurrying around. They live below the surface of the sandy marsh soil, burrowing down two and three feet until they stop to make their homes. All we see on the surface are little holes in the mud.. but they see their front doors!⁠

Fiddler crabs are very social creatures that live in large colonies. However; should you run into one of the male crabs you may not think he is very friendly. He will probably wave his huge Popeye-esque claw up and down at you as if to say, “I can take you on with one claw tied behind my shell.” If that happens, don’t worry, that is just his way of finding a lady crab to court.. flexing his muscles, if you will.⁠

Next time you are walking around as the tide is low, keep your eyes open for these crustacean friends of River Dunes!⁠

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Be on the look out for this delicious cocktail this month; the Champagne Punch! Made with Prosecco, Grapefruit Juice, OJ, Simple Syrup, and Grenadine. This and many more at the Harbor Club to experience!⁠
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Things are going up, coming down, and progress is all around!⁠⁠
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Love seeing new construction in our neighborhood!⁠⁠
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Less Monday more Summer please!⁠
The sun is out and the water is wet! Nothing like cooling off in the pool for relaxing family day weekend.⁠

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”⁠

Weather is a high of 88 and clear skies ahead. Are you getting out on the water this weekend?⁠

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Nothing beats fishing near or around the Neuse River! ⁠
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Meet the black drum, also known as (Pogonias Cromis), held in the hands of a River Dunes visitor who caught him in our very own Grace Harbor.⁠
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This fish is a member of the croaker family and is related to the Atlantic croaker, red drum, and spotted seatrout. A key characteristic of this family of fish is the ability to produce croaking or drumming sounds with their air bladder; the story behind names croaker and drum. This ability is most developed in the black drum, pictured above, and anglers can sometimes hear sounds from schools passing near their boats.⁠
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The Neuse River boasts a rich wildlife: from fish to turtles to dolphins. Be sure to bring your camera, sense of adventure, and maybe even a fishing rod on your next visit to River Dunes.⁠
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