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Building Songbird Boxes

By: Ed Jones, J. Chris Turner, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

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

Bats

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner 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.

Owls

By: Mark Megalos, Scott J. Phelps, Ed Jones 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.

White-Tailed Deer

By: Michael Mitchell, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos 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.

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

By: Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner, Ed Jones 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: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Scott J. Phelps Working with Wildlife

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

Raccoon

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell 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.

Managing Edges for Wildlife

By: Kent Karriker, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos Working with Wildlife

This publication describes edges (or ecotones), areas where two habitat types meet, such as a forest and a meadow. Edges are inhabited by some of the animals and plants that are characteristic of each original habitat, plus species that are specially adapted to live in edges. Tips for edge management are included.

Songbirds

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell 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.

Bobwhite Quail

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael S. Mitchell 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.

Endangered Species

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Kent Karriker Working with Wildlife

This publication explains endangered and threatened species in North Carolina and the protective measures landowners should take to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

Low-Cost Habitat Improvements

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

The smaller habitats that abound on private lands and in many backyards can be enhanced using a variety of improvement options. Wildlife improvements can be simple, inexpensive and fun for the whole family. This publication discusses selected low-cost habitat improvements that will enhance food and cover for wildlife on private lands.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell 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.

Managing Beaver Ponds

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, J. Chris Turner Working with Wildlife

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

Wildlife Terms

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

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

Pools for Amphibians

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, J. Chris Turner, A. L. Braswell 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.

Cottontail Rabbit

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael S. Mitchell 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.

Wood Duck

By: Ed Jones, Mark Megalos, Michael Mitchell 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.

Ruffed Grouse

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, home range, water habits, food and cover for the ruffed grouse in North Carolina. Tips are provided to improve the grouse's habitat.

Snags and Downed Logs

By: Kent Karriker, Ed Jones, Mark Megalos 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.

Wild Turkey

By: Mark Megalos, Michael Mitchell, Ed Jones Working with Wildlife

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of wild turkeys in North Carolina. It also offers tips for improving the turkey's habitat.

Herbaceous Plants for Wildlife

By: Ed Jones, Scott J. Phelps, 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.

Black Bear

By: Michael S. Mitchell, Mark Megalos, Ed Jones 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.

Mourning Dove

By: Mark Megalos, Ed Jones, Michael Mitchell 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.

SIP Wildlife Opportunities

By: Mark Megalos, Elizabeth Hughes, Brent Wilson Working with Wildlife

The Stewardship Incentive Program (SIP) is a new program for private landowners interested in the long-term improvement of their total forest environment. SIP provides financial assistance to enhance or improve: soil productivity, water quality, fisheries and wildlife habitat, timber resources, recreation and forest beauty.