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Treetop Wildlife and Forest Habitats Face Threats from Invasive Species

March 27, 2024

Nature operates in a delicate balance, where each species has a specialized role to play in its ecosystem. But this balance is threatened by many modern-day factors that have impacts…

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North Carolina Wild Turkeys – Wildlife in the Overstory 2024 Revised Edition

March 27, 2024

What do you know about wild turkeys and their treetop roosting habits? “For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird [than the bald eagle], and…

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Remembering Dale Mosteller, NCWF Board Member and Champion for Wildlife

March 25, 2024

NCWF is saddened to report that Dale Mosteller, of Lincolnton, North Carolina, passed away earlier this year. Mosteller was a stalwart Federation board member and board officer, and a longtime…

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Catch The Buzz – Cicadas and the Wild Phenomenon of Dual Emergence

March 25, 2024

It would be easy to believe that they originated from a distant planet, boasting robust and armored bodies, glistening eyes ranging from crimson to ebony, wings reminiscent of a character…

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Rooted in Purpose: NCWF’s Chapter Impact for Tree Canopy Wildlife Habitat

March 25, 2024

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” – Richard Powers, The Overstory Trees are not just silent witnesses to the…

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Looking Up: NCWF Scholarship Winner Michelle Kirchner, Rare Ants, and Tree Canopy Ecology

March 25, 2024

Climbing trees is a uniquely exploratory activity, one that many of us learned to appreciate during the outdoor adventuring of childhood. All it took was a branch close enough to…

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Wildlife in the Overstory: North Carolina Species in the Treetops

March 22, 2024

This April, explore Wildlife in the Overstory. Throughout history, we have depended on the natural world for sustenance, shelter, and resources essential for our survival. Yet, this dependence has often…

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March for Pollinators – Five Pollinators from North Carolina’s list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need

February 28, 2024

Learn about 5 of North Carolina’s pollinators on the Species of Greatest Conservation Need during this month’s March for Pollinators. Step outside into your backyard, community garden, or a nearby…

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Buzzing Back: The Rusty Patched Bumblebee and its Habitat

February 28, 2024

After the final frost of the winter, plant life begins to rally and insect life – including pollinators – begins to ramp up. This seasonal transition serves as a catalyst…

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Digging in the Dirt: February Chapter Highlights 2024

February 28, 2024

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of wildlife watching, creek cleaning, invasive removing, seed sowing, bird counting and more in February to…

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Over 3 Thousand Sites and Counting – NC Pollinators, Communities, and Habitats along the Butterfly Highway

February 28, 2024

Why is creating a pollinator habitat on your property so important? North Carolina is a state blessed with high biodiversity – from bugling elk in the Great Smoky Mountains to…

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Cultivating Habitat: 10+ Ways to Enhance Your Property for Pollinators

February 23, 2024

What are some practical ways you can enhance your property for pollinators? We’ve got you covered. “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty…

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