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JoeFred
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

Merriam-Webster
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:

Bears
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

Birds
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

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

Groundhogs
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

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

Panthers
Searching for Panthers in the Smokies: Dr. Don Linzey

Snakes
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

whitefeather
02-02-2013, 11:53 PM
JF,

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

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