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  • A cluster of carnivorious plant heads with bright red/orange mouths.
    Information icon Venus flytrap. Photo by Jennifer Koches, USFWS.

    Buyer beware: Do not buy poached Venus flytrap plants

    June 17, 2020 | 4 minute read

    Venus flytrap is North Carolina’s official carnivorous plant. Throughout the world, it is recognized as an iconic insect-eating plant and is a popular potted plant that has captured our imaginations. The Venus flytrap is endemic to North and South Carolina, but it has been introduced to a few other states. Unfortunately, in the wild, populations continue to decline. The North Carolina Plant Conservation Program lists the Venus flytrap as a species of Special Concern-Vulnerable in North Carolina, and poaching of this plant became a felony in 2014.  Learn more...

  • Aflock of seven birds flying over a pond
    Information icon Blue-winged teals. Photo by USFWS.

    Focus on birding

    May 8, 2020 | 5 minute read

    It’s not every day that you can help science and have a good time doing it. So, make the most of this day, Saturday, May 9. Saturday is International Migratory Bird Day; the 2020 theme is “Birds Connect Our World.” It’s also Global Big Day, 24 hours set aside to participate in a worldwide bird count that adds to a body of avian knowledge. Perhaps best of all: You can observe both days in your back yard.  Learn more...

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