Talk:Hanging Rock State Park

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Waterfalls merger[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result was do not merge into Hanging Rock State Park. -- DarkCrowCaw 15:13, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Merge all the Hanging Rock waterfall articles into Hanging Rock article. The waterfalls do not have enough information for their own article and should be mentioned in individual subsections under the Waterfalls section of the parent Hanging Rock article instead. Any reason this merger should not take place? --Triadian (talk) 23:54, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

:I support the merge and go for it. Dincher (talk) 23:54, 8 December 2009 (UTC) Dincher (talk) 22:18, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
I don't think a merge is necessary, just link them accordingly on the main page. --WashuOtaku (talk) 02:14, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Do Not Merge The waterfalls are all part of the Waterfalls WikiProject, and are linked to on the HRSP page. 5minutes (talk) 16:52, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Followup
I posted the above shortly after this was proposed (and forgot to sign it - sorry), but would like to discuss the proposed merge in more detail. Again, The articles are all in line with the Waterfalls Wikiproject, in terms of information, and there's plenty of other waterfalls that have less information that aren't separated out. According to the standards for merging, an article should not be merged if "the topics are discrete subjects and deserve their own articles even though they may be short". Your justification that the waterfalls articles "do not have enough information for their own article" is therefore not sufficient justification for a merge of the articles into a longer, clunkier article. 5minutes (talk) 16:52, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


Timber rattlesnake — very special wildlife[edit]

The Timber Rattlesnakes in Hanging Rock State Park are among the few surviving populations of this species in the Piedmont (foothills) region of NC and VA. The species is extinct in most counties of the Piedmont. Timber Rattlers are considered endangered in many states, but because there are still isolated populations like this one in many areas, and because the distinctive coastal plains form (the "Canebrake" Rattler) is less endangered, so that the total number of timbers is still fairly large (which would be nice if they weren't so isolated and could actually hook up to breed), the federal government and other national- and international-level organisations won't classify them as endangered, or even a lower level risk category ("vulnerable," "at risk," etc.). This species exists only in the USA. There was once a small population in Ontario, but the last time a rattler was seen there was in the 1940s. (It was killed.)

If you should see a rattlesnake — in HRSP, or anywhere else — please, just let it be. They don't want to hurt you, they just want to live in peace. (Plus, they eat rodents that spread disease and damage property.) Mia229 (talk) 20:40, 20 July 2012 (UTC)