Talk:Wildlife of North Carolina

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The goal of this article is to feature photographs of wildlife and plant-life in North Carolina. There's a lot of wikipedia images of species who live in this state, but it would be nice if all the photos featured on this article are taken locally. Nimur 18:58, 3 June 2006 (UTC)


This article needs a stronger intro - should summarize the article. This article should expand to feature more then photographs. This is an encyclopedia so the focus should be on the content that describes the wildlife (to include pictures). Each section will probably be a summary to a main article on a particular area with the article being specific to North Carolina wildlife. Morphh 23:28, 31 August 2006 (UTC)


I don't consider my addition a comprehensive list of reptile species found in NC, but based on my collection experience in the western part of the state these are some of the most easily found. -MalkavianX 19:49, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure who wrote this article, but the state mammal of North Carolina is the Gray Squirrel, not the Muskrat. FYI, the Box Turtle is the state reptile, the Honey Bee is the state insect, the Cardinal is the state bird, the Plott Hound is the state dog, and the list goes on.CharmsDad (talk) 19:38, 1 May 2013 (UTC)


I'm sorry, but the picture of the bridge has nothing to do with wildlife. The picture of the purple flowers is so blurry, it's useless. The picture of the turkey vulture is not useful: no one looking at that picture would be able to use it for identification. I'm removing these three pictures from the article. ++ Arx Fortis 18:38, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I disagree on each point; the photograph is of the Nantahalla River, and demonstrates the ecology of the western mountains. The other images are the best available at the present. I encourage you or other editors to upload better photographs instead of removing the current ones. Nimur 18:53, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
I respecfully disagree with your assertion that a bad picture is better than no picture (in regards to the bird and flower pictures). Further, the focus of the bridge picture was just that - the bridge - and made the river an afterthought. I have replaced both the flower picture and the bridge/river picture. I suggest that the turkey vulture should be removed as there are two bird pictures on the page, while none for mammals or reptiles. ++ Arx Fortis 05:18, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
EDIT: Also, I reduced some of the picture sizes because they were crowding. There just isn't enough text yet to space them out. ++ Arx Fortis 05:35, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
In any case, I encourage you to actively contribute content (text, images, corrections). Thanks for working on this article. I'll try to make time to contribute as well. Nimur 06:04, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

About the OLF and impact of winter resting place for migratory birds[edit]

Now that the OLF project that was threatening to endanger the Pocossin ecosystem (OLF Site C) has been scrapped by the Navy, wouldn't it be suitable to remove the paragraph ? Ivan Scott Warren (talk) 08:14, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Separate article for the "Flora of North Carolina"[edit]

I think the "Plant life" section of this article should be split into a new article called "Flora of North Carolina" and expanded. --AmaryllisGardener (talk) 20:32, 8 September 2013 (UTC)