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Carolina Backyard Naturalist

North Carolina Mammals

Explore the mammals that live in North Carolina. Learn about their biology, behavior, habitat preferences, roles in ecosystems,  and any cool, new research being done by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Discover programs where you can take an active role as a conservation steward of these important species. Topics include:

  • Mammal species present throughout and in specific regions of the state
  • Biology and reproductive strategies; adaptations for species’ survival
  • Human-wildlife interactions and challenges with management decisions
  • Ways to report wildlife to help biologists

Presenter: Rebecca Skiba

Regional Education Specialist, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Becky Skiba has worked in Environmental Education since 2009. She has worked in the southeastern states of Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, and now North Carolina. She has assisted with research monitoring nesting sea turtles and wood storks with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources. Becky has taught at the Jekyll Island 4-H camp on coastal habitats, ecosystems, and wildlife. She worked as assistant director for a non-profit eco-tourism group in Savannah, GA,  leading tours through the many habitats of the coastal ecosystem by boat, canoe/kayak, bike, and on foot. She has worked with Audubon Mississippi after the BP Oil Spill on community education and volunteer efforts to establish a baseline population of waterbirds affected by the spill.

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Presentation Slides

Mammals of NC_complete Skiba, Becky Oct. 2020 Part 1

Mammals of NC_complete Skiba, Becky Oct. 2020 Part 2

Mammals of NC_complete Skiba, Becky Oct. 2020 Part 3

Additional Resources


eMammal – Smithsonian Institution

Habitats and Ecoregions of North Carolina

Mammals of North Carolina

Have a Wildlife Problem? NC WRC

Protected Wildlife Species of North Carolina

Wildlife Diversity Program – NC WRC

North Carolina Bat Acoustic Survey Volunteer Website

Black Bear – NC WRC


Six At-Home BearWise Basics

Six Outdoor BearWise Basics

BearWise Outdoor Safety Tips

Urban Coyote Initiative

Coexist with Coyotes – NC WRC

Wildlife Diversity Quarterly Reports – NC WRC

Coexist with Foxes

Written By

Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt E-mail Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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