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Birds, Butterflies, and Cedars – Millennium Forest and Atlantic White Cedar Project

February 19, 2024

NCWF, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program, is working to improve habitat for the eastern black rail, a bird species federally listed as threatened. The…

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Pollinators and Fine Art – Pamela Judson, NCWF Charlie Shaw Society Donor

February 19, 2024
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Throughout March, NCWF is ushering in the colorful spring season by honoring March for Pollinators. While the monarch butterfly has garnered increased attention over the years for its vital pollinating…

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Learn How to Protect Our Oceans: Registration Open for 2024 Ocean Advocacy Workshop (OAW)

February 13, 2024
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The North Carolina Ocean Advocacy Workshop (OAW) is designed to teach participants how to be champions for oceans and the environment. Join us on March 22 – March 23 at…

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A Wild World of Opportunity: Programs for landowners to fine-tune their properties for wildlife

February 13, 2024

This piece was featured in the Fall 2023 Edition of the NCWF Journal. The age-old adage holds true: if you build it, they will come. And given that more than…

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An Animal Lover Attributes Some Wisdom to Taylor Swift – Sam Wright, NCWF Charlie Shaw Society Donor

January 31, 2024

Taylor Swift sings about invisible strings leading her path to love. As a self-professed Swiftie and animal lover, Sam Wright says it was those invisible strings, influencing her to make…

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Digging in the Dirt: January Chapter Highlights 2024

January 30, 2024

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of birdhouse building, sign installing, native tree planting, litter sweeping, invasive removing, wildlife watching, nature walking…

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A Bird’s Eye View – Catch a Live View of Lake Norman’s Famous Ospreys

January 30, 2024

Birds of prey – including ospreys – have a special power to catch the eye and interest of all who have the chance to spot them. Their graceful soaring, watchful…

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Hope for a Species: NCWF’s Work Protecting and Conserving Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and Longleaf Pine Habitat

January 30, 2024

Wild songbirds and butterflies flitted amongst blades of native grasses blown by a southern breeze. Fox squirrels, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys passed silently among the ranks of longleaf pine…

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Wings of Change: Non-native and Invasive Bird Species in North Carolina

January 29, 2024

Nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina boasts a myriad of bird species that occupy diverse ecosystem types. While most of these resident birds are native…

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Wildflower Wonder: Plant Butterfly Highway Seeds for Pollinators and Wild Birds

January 18, 2024

Purchase your Butterfly Highway wildflower seeds now! Just like that… we are almost a month into 2024! On the surface, it doesn’t seem like much has changed since the year…

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Wild Bird Essentials: How to Provide Birds with Shelter, Food, and Water

January 17, 2024

Are you a wild bird lover? You are in the right place. A significant aspect of conserving wildlife involves the ongoing task of advocating for wildlife and raising voices for…

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For the Love of Birds: Seven Birds from North Carolina’s list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need

January 16, 2024

“Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.” – Roger Tory Peterson, renowned American naturalist and ornithologist Ecosystems are complex…

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