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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 39 Issue 2, Feb 1975
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The red-cockaded woodpecker is one of the smallest and least known of the southern woodpeckers, and it is struggling for survival. Only an estimated 10,000 birds remain, and it was declared an endangered species in 1968. The largest concentration of this particular woodpecker in the country is in South Carolina on the Francis Marion National Forest. Muse discusses the recent discovery of the woodpecker in North Carolina on the Boyd estate and nearby Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve.
Scorpions are among the world's most easily recognized creatures through their renowned stinging apparatus. In this country they are most abundant in the Gulf states and southwest. The only species native to North Carolina is Vejovis carolinianus. It is universally dark brown, as opposed to the Florida species which are striped.