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NCWF’s Annual Wildlife Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

May 1, 2021
NCWF Photo Contest

Calling all amateur photographers! North Carolina Wildlife Federation is sponsoring our third annual Wildlife Photography Contest. Submissions will be accepted May 1st through July 31st. Did you catch an Eastern tiger…

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Surviving & Thriving: Lessons Learned in 2020, Looking Ahead with Positivity

April 29, 2021
North Carolina Heron

It is just four months into a new year, and it’s already brimming with positivity and unity for conservation. Eastern redbuds are blooming, and Reuben and Cherise, our beloved osprey…

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NCWF Neighborhood Cleanup Challenge: May 8th – 16th

April 27, 2021
Join a North Carolina Wildlife Federation Community Chapter

Register Today!   North Carolina Wildlife Federation will host a statewide Neighborhood Cleanup Challenge to encourage residents to help wildlife, waterways, and habitats by removing trash from NC neighborhoods. This…

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Growing Minds: Millbrook Students Get Outside and Restore Habitat on Campus  

April 26, 2021
Millbrook Students Get Outside and Restore Habitat on Campus 

Students at Millbrook Environmental Connections Magnet in Raleigh are restoring habitat and on their 17-acre campus – one garlic onion at a time. Nestled just east of Falls of Neuse,…

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Wildlife Feature: Evening Bats and Your Role in Bat Conservation

April 1, 2021

North Carolina is home to 17 species of bats, including the federally-endangered Virginia big-eared bat, Indiana bat and gray bat; and the federally-threatened northern long-eared bat. More common is the…

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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 and they offer many benefits to ecosystems, biodiversity…

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NCWF Recognized with National Award

March 23, 2021

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) has received one of the highest honors awarded to organizations dedicated to wildlife and conservation. The Wildlife Society (TWS) recently notified NCWF that it…

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Skunks of NC: Spotted and Striped

February 22, 2021

Skunks, infamous for their stinky defense mechanism, are mammals native to North America. There are four skunk species in the Americas, with two occurring in North Carolina. The spotted skunk…

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Register for Turkey Hunting Seminars in March

February 15, 2021
wild turkey on public lands

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) is offering a free online series of turkey hunting seminars in March. Topics will include biology, species habits, habitats, scouting, essential equipment, setup, effective shot…

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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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