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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? It’s December, which means the coldest months of the year are upon us. As you read this, you’re probably sitting in a temperature-controlled…

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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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A Year for Wildlife: NCWF 2023 Year in Review

November 29, 2023

Many thoughts and emotions come to the surface at the end of each year, and they vary from person to person. However, a shared reality unites us all: a year…

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NCWF and the North Carolina Museum of Art Celebrate the Opening of All Access Eco Trail

November 22, 2023

Last month, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Ann and Jim Goodnight Park for the opening of a brand new All Access Eco…

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Standing Among Giants: A Journey Through the Black River’s Ancient Bald Cypress Forest

November 16, 2023

In the wake of large-scale urbanization, degradation, and fragmentation, wildlife and habitat in North Carolina are facing increasingly hostile conditions. These habitats – and the species within them – are…

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Exciting News: Red Wolf Cams Are Down, but for a Great Reason!

November 6, 2023

If you’re a fan of the red wolves at the Red Wolf Center, you may have noticed that the live cameras are currently offline. Don’t worry, it’s not a technical…

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NCWF Announces 5th Annual Photo Contest Winners

November 1, 2023

Snakes and birds of prey with hard-earned catches. Galaxies photographed from mountain peaks. Ocean stormfronts looming over the Outer Banks. Photographers across the state perfectly captured the beauty and diversity…

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