In the comments below someone asked about the wildlife along the Haw River corridor. In the sections of the Haw River wetlands in Guilford County and Rockingham County I have personally viewed a great abundance of wildlife. I have seen many grey and red foxes, a huge abundance of deer, several coyotes, several otters, a tremendous amount of beavers. There have been several black bears sighted along the Haw's wetlands. I have seen many Copperheads, King snakes, Northern Water snakes and loads of Black snakes. Many types of salamanders, frogs and toads as well as fresh water mussels thrive along the Haw River.
One can usually see Great Blue Herons, Wild Turkey, Quail and an abundance of many song birds.