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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 67 Issue 3, Mar 2003
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Nickens discusses herring fishing in Eastern North Carolina and the Cypress Grill in Jamesville. The restaurant has been operated by Sally and Leslie Gardner for 27 of its 65-year history. The grill is open just three months a year, mid-January to late-April, which corresponds to the herring run on the river. The menu's main draw, herring, attracts people from in-state and without.
The endangered Virginia big-eared bat in found in only two places in North Carolina. One of them is an abandoned Surry County iron mine, which is used as a winter hibernation site. To protect the bats during this period, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has installed gates resembling farm gates over the five mine entrances.
The Jean Dale was crafted by famed Harkers Island boatbuilder Brady Lewis in the 1940s as a commercial workboat. As the fishing industry has declined, few of the old boats remain. Foushee discusses the project to restore the Jean Dale, one of Core Sound's most important fishing boats.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's national wildlife refuge system is marking 100 years of setting lands aside for wildlife. The system totals over 95 million acres or an area about the size of Montana. In North Carolina there are eleven national wildlife refuges, stretching from Pea Island on the Outer Banks to the Pee Dee in the western piedmont.
Purple martins begin arriving in North Carolina in March, and they are a welcome insect controller. Not everyone has success in attracting these birds to backyard houses, which can range from gourds to several-storied birdhouses. Powell discusses seven steps to avoid in order to become a welcome \"landlord.\"