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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 46 Issue 6, June 1982
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Hydrilla, a green plant native to Africa, has been found in the state's waterways, including lakes in Raleigh's Umstead Park and in Wake County. The plant forms dense mats on the water that prevent fishing and boating and that offer fertile mosquito breeding grounds. It is a difficult plant to control.
The North Carolina mountains are home to many colorful and interesting snakes. Most are harmless, non-poisonous ones and include the eastern garter snake, milk snake, and eastern hognose snake. There are only two poisonous species found in the mountains. These are the timber rattler and the copperhead.
Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. appointed Joseph W. Grimsley secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development on August 1, 1981. In this Wildlife in North Carolina interview Grimsley discusses his concerns for the state's natural resources and his plans for greater public participation in the future of our natural heritage.
Early discusses the state's salt marshes and their importance to sea life and other wildlife, and ultimately man.
A treasure trove in shells can be found on the state's Outer Banks. Griffin discusses types of shells to be found and gives pointers on collecting them.