Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 83 Issue 6, November/December 2019
Currently viewing results 1 - 5
Factors threatening the Lake Sturgeon’s survival in North Carolina waterways include overharvesting and habitat degradation. The described approach is a response to the population crisis that places them in the species of special concern category. It begins with care in living tanks and food specially prepared by staff. It ends with the fishes' release, once they have acclimated to provisions resembling prey inhabiting the state's wild waters.
The shadows in the Mackay Island Natural Wildlife Refuge marshes are the King Rail. Introduced in a book by naturalist John James Audubon, this bird species is often seen only by birders and biologists, because of its shy nature and tendency to live in remote places.
Originally published in 1978, the article contains only new photos; the content is untouched. This reprint of Jim Dean’s day in the life account illustrates to the current staff that little has changed for the average Eastern North Carolinian duck hunter.
The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles’ wildlife conservation efforts complement work carried out by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Made up of volunteers and professionals, they contribute to the survival of coastal creatures such as sea turtles. The five species profiled include the Loggerhead, comprising 95% of this state's sea turtle population.
Snow bird, usually a descriptor for northerners who’ve moved south, is used here in reference to birds like Snow Geese. Flocking to North Carolina spots like Lake Mattamuskeet between November-February, Snow Geese prefer such areas because of land and water availability of plants like corn as well as the temperate winter weather.