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Wild Bees of NC: Friends Not Foes

March 28, 2021

North Carolina has more than 500 native bee species. While this may give some people the willies, wild bees are generally harmless. They greatly benefit ecosystems, biodiversity and agriculture. The…

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Preparing Bluebird Boxes for Spring

January 29, 2021
Preparing Bluebird Boxes for Spring

Many bird species are beginning to scout potential nesting sites for the approaching breeding season. That means that now is the time to erect new nest boxes or tidy up…

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Wildlife Feature: Buffleheads

January 28, 2021

If you have been to an inland pond or coastal marsh in North Carolina during the winter, then you have probably seen a bufflehead duck. Buffleheads are relatively small ducks…

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Wildlife Corridors: Connect Habitats, Save Lives

December 22, 2020

Development and deforestation are increasing in North Carolina, meaning wildlife habitat loss and fragmentation are also on the rise. This has a huge impact on wildlife, particularly species that traverse…

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Wildlife Feature: Gray Foxes

December 21, 2020

Gray foxes are North Carolina’s only native fox and the smallest of the four wild canids that are present in the state, with the others being the red fox, red…

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Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Input on Mudpuppy Sightings

December 17, 2020
Mudpuppy sightings in North Carolina

Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) are asking the public, particularly anglers, to submit any sightings of mudpuppies to the agency. The mudpuppy is a relatively rare salamander…

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Surplus Trout Coming to 38 Impoundments in N.C. this Winter

November 30, 2020

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is expanding seasonal angling opportunities by stocking surplus trout in 38 impoundments across central and western North Carolina this winter. When fishing in these waters,…

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Wildlife Feature: Beavers, Ecosystem Engineers

November 24, 2020

The American beaver, Castor canadensis, is North America’s largest rodent and are mainly identified by their brownish-black fur coats, wide and hairless tails, and the four large front teeth that…

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Reimagining Conservation Funding

November 18, 2020
Reimagining Conservation Funding

Investments produce results. Well-resourced programs and landmark conservation legislation drives remarkable conservation outcomes, whereas areas without such investment, such as conservation of non-game species, often founder. A century ago, prized…

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North Carolina Wildlife Species That Need Help Now

November 18, 2020

Many of North Carolina’s most beloved wildlife species are well known and pretty easy to spot. But many wildlife species are rarely seen, and are declining and of great conservation…

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