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Butterflies in Your Backyard

By: Christopher Moorman, Jeffrey Pippen, John Connors, Nick Haddad, Mark Johns, Jesse Perry, Liessa Thomas Bowen Urban Wildlife

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following the simple practices described in this publication.

Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard

By: Christopher Moorman, Jill Anderson, Jeffrey Beane, Jeffrey Hall Urban Wildlife

As urban development continues to expand across the state, it is important that North Carolinians recognize the value of reptile and amphibian populations and learn how to conserve them.

Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants

By: Christopher Moorman, Mark Johns, Liessa Thomas Bowen, Richard Braham, John Connors, Jesse Perry, Johnny Randall, Rebecca Vidra Urban Wildlife

North Carolina's native plants provide well-adapted food and cover for the state's wildlife. This publication describes how to develop a landscape of native plants that attracts a diverse mix of wildlife to your property.

Bats

By: Christopher Moorman, Mark Megalos, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

Bats serve as pollinators of many food plants and are the only predator of night-flying insects. This publication explains the steps you can take to encourage bats on private lands, including building and installing bat boxes.

Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds

By: Christopher Moorman, Mark Johns, Liessa Bowen, John Gerwin Urban Wildlife

This publication describes how homeowners can create backyards and other urban habitats that attract a variety of songbirds.

20. Wildlife

By: Christopher Moorman, Christopher DePerno, Lucy Bradley, Kathleen Moore

This Wildlife Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook teaches readers to recognize the value of wildlife in the landscape and how to create a suitable back yard wildlife habitat. It also examines wildlife challenges and strategies discouraging pest, game, non-game, and federally protected migratory bird species.

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

By: Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen, Mark Megalos Working With Wildlife

This publication describes how you can transform your backyard into an area that welcomes nectar-seekers, such as hummingbirds and butterflies.

Woodland Wildlife Nest Boxes

By: Mark Megalos, Liessa Bowen, Christopher Moorman Working With Wildlife

This publication provides information on constructing and placing artificial nesting boxes to attract birds and other wildlife to your property.

Using Fire to Improve Wildlife Habitat

By: Christopher Moorman, Terry Sharpe, Jennifer Evans, Liessa Thomas

This publication discusses the benefits that land managers derive by managing wildlife habitat through controlled burning. The importance of fire to wildlife, when to burn, how to burn, and wildlife considerations are covered.

Building Songbird Boxes

By: Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen, Mark Megalos Working With Wildlife

This publication discusses how to successfully build, install and maintain nest boxes for songbirds.

Owls

By: Mark Megalos, Liessa Bowen, Christopher Moorman Working With Wildlife

Owls play an important role in the balance of forest and open land environments. This publication discusses management of habitat to promote owl populations.

Cottontail Rabbit

By: Mark Megalos, Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the cottontail rabbit. Also included are tips on improving the rabbit's habitat.

Songbirds

By: Liessa Bowen, Christopher Moorman, Mark Megalos Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, cover, food, water habits and home range of various songbird species. Also included are tips to improve the birds' habitats, as well as a chart listing the habitat of several species.

Herbaceous Plants for Wildlife

By: Liessa Bowen, Christopher Moorman, Mark Megalos Working With Wildlife

This publication describes methods for maintaining and establishing herbaceous plants as valuable sources of food and cover for wildlife in North Carolina.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

By: Christopher Moorman, Mark Megalos, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, water habits, home range and tree cover for the Eastern gray squirrel. Tips are provided for improving the squirrel's habitat as well as building a squirrel box.

Mourning Dove

By: Mark Megalos, Liessa Bowen, Christopher Moorman Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the mourning dove in North Carolina. The publication also includes tips on improving the dove's habitat.

Bobwhite Quail

By: Mark Megalos, Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits, and home range of the bobwhite quail in North Carolina. The publication also includes tips on improving the habitat of the bobwhite quail.

Wildlife Terms

By: Liessa Bowen, Mark Megalos, Christopher Moorman Working With Wildlife

This publication functions as a dictionary for commonly used wildlife terms such as cover, daylighting, forage, mast and understory.

Black Bear

By: Christopher Moorman, Mark Megalos, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the black bear in North Carolina. Tips for improving the black bear's habitat also are included.

Pools for Amphibians

By: Mark Megalos, A. L. Braswell, Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food and water habits, cover and home range of a range of amphibians in North Carolina. Tips on constructing and maintaining a fishless pool are included.

White-Tailed Deer

By: Mark Megalos, Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the white-tailed deer. It also provides tips to improve the deer's habitat.

Managing Beaver Ponds

By: Liessa Bowen, Christopher Moorman, Mark Megalos Working With Wildlife

This publication reviews the benefits of beavers and methods to manage and enhance beaver ponds.

Conservation Subdivision Handbook

By: Susan Moore, Steve Allen, Leslie Moorman, Christopher Moorman, Nils Peterson, George Hess

Conservation subdivisions (CSDs) are a design strategy that attempts to preserve undivided, buildable tracts of land as communal open space for residents. This publication serves as a guide for the use of conservation design for land use planning. It covers the benefits of conservation subdivisions, barriers to its implementation in North Carolina and a case study in Orange County.

Snags and Downed Logs

By: Mark Megalos, Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes creating and protecting snags (standing dead or dying trees) and downed logs (a log lying on or near the forest floor) as potential habitats for a wide range of wildlife species.

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations

By: Christopher Moorman, Rick Hamilton Woodland Owner Notes

This publication describes how to provide a suitable habitat for many wildlife species without significantly reducing timber production or cash flow from timber sales.

Raccoon

By: Mark Megalos, Christopher Moorman, Liessa Bowen Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, water habits, cover and home range of raccoons in North Carolina. Tips on improving the habitat of the raccoon also are included.

Wood Duck

By: Liessa Bowen, Christopher Moorman, Mark Megalos Working With Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover and home range of the wood duck. It also offers tips on improving the wood duck's habitat, as well as instructions on building a wood duck nest.