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for Friend of Wildlife Vol. 36 Issue 3, June 1989
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North Carolina’s Natural Heritage Program biologists are searching for our finest remaining natural areas to protect them from destruction. They are particularly interested in finding remnants of mature longleaf pine dominated forests in the Coastal Plan and Sandhills region and for intact bogs and swamps in the Mountain region.
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 piping plover is an Atlantic shorebird listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. In North Carolina, biologists found an increase in the piping plover population but believe plovers may have been under surveyed in the past.