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Smallmouth bass are found in streams and lakes throughout North Carolina and the eastern United States. The fish build nests near a stream’s edge, and spawning occurs in May and June. The male defends the nest from predators and guards the fry for a week after eggs hatch.
Many people are afraid of snakes for biological and cultural reasons. By understanding why we fear snakes, we can more easily accept their presence and appreciate their role in the natural world.
The National Wildflower Research Center studies ways wildflowers can be used for water conservation, erosion control and landscaping. The Center stresses highway beautification, encouraging state highway departments to plant wildflowers along roadways.