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Nematodes with a taste for "insect innards" may offer cranberry growers a natural alternative to fighting hungry crop pests with chemical insecticides.

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NORTH CAROLINA — Two species of birds native to North Carolina were declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in late September. The largest announcement of extinction in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service history, the fate of the ivory-billed woodpecker and the Bachman’s warbler tell a larger story about the risks birds are facing in the High Country.

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The ivory-billed woodpecker has not been seen in North Carolina in many years, and according to a 2021 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service press re…

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Found in locations in the High Country such as Grandfather Mountain, the blackburnian warbler is one of the many species of birds experiencing…

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Despite its name, the solitary sandpiper can live far from the beaches here in the High Country. This small bird forages for food in small fre…

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Jul. 11—When clustered around a bird feeder they're called a hover. As a group they become a charm. Hummingbirds by any other name would still be fascinating, endearing, adorable, entertaining. There are more than 300 species of the flying jewels worldwide. I've sat statue-still near our feeder many times, delighted to hear little chirps as they hum around the plastic flowers like overgrown ...