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Please, Stop Climbing Over The Wall


Last updated 3/18/2019 at 4:27pm

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Devil's Courthouse, at mile-marker 422.4, has been a nesting site for peregrine falcons. Due to too much human activity above the cliffs, a lone male has been spotted this year, and he is having trouble attracting a mate because so many people are going over the rock wall.

Due to human disturbance on Devil's Courthouse at milepost 422.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, peregrine falcons have yet to nest this year.

Once an annual site for males set on attracting a mate, this year, according to biologists who study the raptors, a lone male has been spotted but he is unlikely to find a suitable female because too many people are climbing over the rock wall.

Despite signage and an increased presence of National Park Service law enforcement officers, Chris Kelly, a wildlife diversity biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, said the absence of a...

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