life cycle

Resting Point

North Carolina is the resting point for the tiny piping plover, which travels thousands of miles to winter in the Bahamas and nest in Canada. Organizations are coming together to track the birds and preserve their resting point on the NC coast.

Cycling Cicadas

For all of the high-tech science that cicadas are providing the researchers at North Carolina Central University’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE), it seems only fitting to talk a little more about the mysterious insects. That’s because there might not be another insect that provokes more emotional reaction than the periodical cicada; a creature that you will only find between the eastern half of the Great Plains and the Atlantic Coast.

That’s right.

Periodical cicadas are not found anywhere else on Earth.