wildlife

The Down East Journal
11:40 am
Tue August 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (08/15/14)

Over the past 30 years, black bear populations in North Carolina have increased fivefold.   This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about new hunting policies in place to help stabilize their numbers.  And, the re-located 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse reopens to the public this weekend in Edenton. More on its history and the renovation process.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
10:30 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Armadillos Expand Into Southeastern North Carolina

Credit Jay Butfiloski / Armadillo Webb Center

We talk to an expert about armadillos and why they’re populations are spreading into southeastern North Carolina.

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ENC Features
11:20 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Strange Arctic Bird Appearing Along Our Coast

Credit Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team - Universtiy of Washington

An unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished.  We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.

It’s a sign of spring and warm weather… birds returning to eastern North Carolina after spending the winter down south.  But for one species, making the journey back home has become perilous.  The dovekie, a small arctic bird resembling a penguin only stands an average eight inches tall, but it makes a thousand mile journey every spring.

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