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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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Northern Cardinals: Get To Know NC’s Official and Beloved State Songbird

January 10, 2024

There is more to cardinals than a baseball team mascot! The changing seasons bring a kaleidoscope of new colors, shapes, sounds, and life to North Carolina’s natural landscape. Some species…

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From Here To There: Documenting the Stunning Toll of Road-Killed Wildlife

January 3, 2024

This story was featured in NCWF’s Spring 2023 Journal, and was written by Jeff Beane, herpetology collections manager for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. They swim, fly, slither, walk,…

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Digging in the Dirt: December Chapter Highlights

December 28, 2023

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of birdhouse installing, native planting, nature walking, invasive removing, wildlife educating, kids in nature inspiring, litter…

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Wildlife Resolutions: 5 Powerful Ways to Make A New Year’s Impact for NC Wildlife

December 19, 2023

What are your resolutions for this new year? The arrival of a new year is always a bustling and hectic time, yet undoubtedly a period for celebration. People come together…

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Wintering Wildlife – 3 Ways North Carolina Species Brave the Cold Season

December 14, 2023

What do you know about wintering wildlife? In December, the coldest months of the year are upon us. In the winter, you’re probably sitting in a temperature-controlled building, or wearing…

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Digging in the Dirt: November Chapter Highlights

December 5, 2023

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of invasive plant removing, wildlife educating, nature walking, tree planting, kids in nature inspiring, conservation fundraising,…

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