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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 34 Issue 1, Jan 1970
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Purple martins are fairly common across North Carolina. The state's population depends almost entirely upon mankind for its nesting accommodations. In the South, purple martins nest either in houses or gourds. Lee discusses how to build an inexpensive martin house and what type of gourds the birds prefer for nesting. He also discusses where to place the housing; what to expect after the martins settle in; natural enemies of purple martins; and food martins eat.
The walleye was first reported in North Carolina in 1869 in the French Broad River, and over the years it has become an important game fish in the state. Fishermen like it because it readily strikes artificial lures and is among the finest of freshwater fishes in flavor. The walleye did not get its name by accident; their eyes are very large in comparison to the eyes of other fishes. Cornell discusses the walleye's habitat, game management, and importance to sports fishermen.