Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 66 Issue 5, May 2002
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The American alligator is North Carolina's largest reptile and can weigh up to 600 pounds and measure 12 feet. The state is the northern limit of their range, but they are not numerous here and live mostly on the outer Coastal Plain. Lee describes these creatures and how they live.
The Intracoastal Waterway connects sounds, bays, tidal rivers, and canals to provide boaters a passage from southern Virginia to Florida. Nickens describes a trip on the 140-mile Great Dismal Loop, which leaves Elizabeth City and goes to Norfolk through the Great Dismal Swamp, then returns through Currituck Sound.
Devoted pickers of wild berries can enjoy these delights several months each year in North Carolina. Casada discusses picking wild strawberries, dewberries, blackberries, and elderberries.
After a 200-year absence, elk were reintroduced into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2001. The herd has increased by six calves, three of which survived. A second herd of thirty was released in the spring of 2002, as part of a five-year study to see if the elk will be able to survive over the long term.