Wildlife

08.24.2014

Coastal Primer: 'Critical Habitat'

Topics: Coastal management, Wildlife

The federal Endangered Species Act requires the protection of habitat that listed species need to recover. But the creation of so-called "critical habitat" almost always leads to conflicts and usually lawsuits. More >

07.25.2014

Democracy Honeybee Style

Topics: Nature, Northeast Coast, Pesticides, Wildlife

Fountain Odom doesn’t belabor the metaphor, but he does seem to appreciate the workings of democracy with honeybees more so than those of his former colleagues in the N.C. General Assembly. More >

07.24.2014

Horseshoe Crabs: Our Coast's Living Fossils

Topics: Coastal management, Wildlife

Conch fishermen, little shorebirds called red knots and flu vaccinations all share something in common. That's right. Horseshoe crabs. More >

07.18.2014

Time to Forget the Groin at Figure Eight

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast, Terminal groins, Wildlife

An ill-conceived effort to build a terminal groin on a spit of land in Rich Inlet should be abandoned in favor of a more environmentally friendly alternative. More >

07.07.2014

Explore the Beauty of the Marsh on Foot

Topics: Nature, NCCF in the News, Southeast Coast, Wildlife

Participants will explore marshes and learn about the plants and animals that live there and how they adapt to ever-changing conditions. More >

07.07.2014

Groups: Figure Eight Groin for the Birds

Topics: Advocacy, Coastal management, Southeast Coast, Terminal groins, Wildlife

Figuratively speaking, that is. The feathered kind, like the little piping plover, will likely suffer if Figure Eight Island builds its proposed terminal groin at Rich Inlet, environmentalists say. More >

06.16.2014

Our Coast: A Wetland for Wood Storks

Topics: Nature, Our Coast, Southeast Coast, Wetlands , Wildlife

Our naturalist Sam Bland kayaks through a wetland along our southeast coast and into the heart of a wood stork rookery. Here are his story and amazing photos. More >

05.13.2014

Our Coast: Great Blue Heron

Topics: Nature, Wildlife

Statuesque and graceful in movement, the great blue heron is one of North America's most familiar and adaptable wading birds. More >

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