When the topic of April comes about, many people think of the saying “April showers bring May flowers!” or perhaps people think about green trees coming back to life, or colorful Easter eggs. However, the month of April has much more to it than just spring. It has some of the most interesting and important holidays.
Often students at Western Carolina University will find themselves complaining about the food available on campus or wishing they had a nice, home-cooked meal to enjoy. What students do not know is there is a local market specifically created with both faculty and students in mind.
The Whee Market was created by Curt Collins in 2012 and was originally located right off campus at the Cullowhee United Methodist Church. The Whee Market is now located at The Village of Forest Hills off of Highway 107 and on the road across from the Ramsey Center.
As of March 21, 2017, the rusty patched bumble bee is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The rusty patched bumble bee is the first bee in the continental U.S. to be listed as endangered and has been found in merely 0.1% of its historical range. It may sound like a small concern, but bees along with other pollinators are a huge part of our daily lives.