View Full Version : So Kudzu is Wildlife. Did not Know That.

01-26-2013, 02:37 PM
Not surprising that wildflowers are classified as wildlife, but kudzu, Johnson grass, etc. ? Could've fooled me.

Definition of Wildlife

Living things and especially mammals, birds, and fishes that are neither human nor domesticated

The Free Dictionary by Farlex
Wild animals and vegetation, especially animals living in a natural, undomesticated state.

Here are some presentations at this year's Wildlife Wilderness Week (http://www.pigeonforge.com/Things-To-Do/Smoky-Mountains/Wilderness-Wildlife-Week) of the wildlife fauna variety. With the possible exception of snakes, notice the absence of any topics on water-dwelling types, most notably the fish themselves, or even, sorry to bring it up, otters. Although it was one I didn't get to attend, it may be kudzu was covered in the "Watching Wandering Wildlife" class.:smile:

Amazing Bears: Anne Allison and Kathy Sherrard
Black Bear Ecology: Anne Allison and Kathy Sherrard
Being Bear Smart: Kate Marshall
How to Get Eaten by a Bear: Joel & Kathy Zachry
The Story of Appalachian Bear Rescue: Who We Are: Anne Allison and Kathy Sherrard
Black Bear Management in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Bill Stiver

Bird’s the Word: Bird Stories, Songs, Lore and Natural History: Doug Elliott
Chickadee: Bringer of Truth: Stephen Lyn Bales
Hosting Hummingbirds: Regina Garr
Goldfinches and Cardinals: Bring Some Color to Your Bird Feeders: Steve Garr
John James Audubon’s "The Birds of America": Stephen Lyn Bales
Orioles: Spring and Summer: Regina Garr
Bird Songs of the Smokies: Mark A. Dunaway
Birds of Prey - Live Eagles!: American Eagle Foundation
The ABCs of Bird Photography: Weldon Lee

Fly Fishing the Smokies: Greg Ward
Stream Stocked Trout Fishing: Greg Ward

Groundhogology: Of Whistlepigs and World Politics: Doug Elliott

Wild Hogs
Wild Hog Management in the Great Smoky Mountains: Jay Carr
Wild Hog Management: Are We Too Late?: David Whitehead

Advanced Possumology: Songs, Stories, Lore and More About the Possum: Doug Elliott
O! Possum: Lynne McCoy

Searching for Panthers in the Smokies: Dr. Don Linzey

Confessions of Snake Boy: Snake Tales, Songs and Lore: Doug Elliott
The Serpent Handlers: Fred Brown

Wildlife General
Smoky Mountain Bears, Whitetails and Wildflowers: Kate Marshall
Watching Wandering Wildlife: W.C. & Glenna Julian
Bears, Boars and Bulls: A Wild Life in the Smokies!: Kim Delozier

02-02-2013, 11:53 PM

Isn't kudzu is an invasive introduced way back when they didn't know how fast it would spread?

02-03-2013, 12:02 AM
Yeah but like so many things.... They assumed they could control nature.