Field Notes

Sculptor of Stone: Dale’s Story

November 14, 2018
locally crafted

We hope you enjoy this beautiful video produced by Windstream for their “Locally Crafted” series. The 4-minute video tells how Dale, in his own words, becomes a stone sculptor late in life.

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Creating a Red Wolf Sculpture

October 31, 2018
red wolf sculpture

Nature Inspiring a Red Wolf Sculpture and Conservation. A red wolf sculpture was not on our minds when we visited the NC Zoo last spring. But after seeing their red wolves for the first time, we learned the only wild red wolves in the entire world live in our home state of North Carolina. And…

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World’s Most Mammals?

September 1, 2018
bat facts

Where can you find the most mammals in any single location on the planet? The answer is…in Bracken Cave. We recently visited the cave and were stunned by what we saw. Well, if you are looking for the highest concentration of mammals in the world, look no further. Seriously? We imagined the most mammals in…

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Red Wolves. Almost Extinct?

July 11, 2018
red wolf sculpture

UPDATE 8-18-18 US Fish & Wildlife has reopened the comment period until 8-28-18. If you live in the United States and have not submitted a comment, please do so before the new deadline if you want to help save red wolves in the wild.   Red wolves are critically endangered and now on the brink…

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Helping the Underdog, Bold Life

July 6, 2018
our story

Hellbenders are definitely an underdog species. They are misunderstood and unfortunately losing the battle to thrive in our Western North Carolina streams. So we jumped at the chance to bring more awareness to this magnificent creature. How might you ask? By being interviewed by Bold Life magazine for an article called “Helping the Underdog” which…

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Galapagos Animals, Oh My!

April 15, 2018
Galapagos animals

Snorkeling with sea lions, penguins and sea turtles, oh my. Hiking with endemic Galapagos animals, including iguanas, beautiful birds, giant tortoises and more. If you have the chance to go to the Galapagos islands which are 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, go for it. You will not be disappointed. Every day is filled…

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Falling in Love

March 26, 2018
falling in love

Our Story Begins… Fate. Falling in love. A broken sculpture, a missed art opening, and a chance encounter. It sounds like a mystery. Hmmm. We hear so much about “it is meant to be”,  “things always have a way of working out”, and “as one door closes another opens”. In our case, it is all…

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Hellbenders Rock!

March 13, 2018
hellbenders rock

Falling in love with hellbenders was easy.  Memorializing this prehistoric looking creature in stone, not so easy. But once you see “Hellbenders Rock”, a first-ever hellbender sculpture for Dale, you may fall in love too. Falling in love…with a hellbender! Our love story began with a Facebook post… And then a blog: Hellbender Homewrecker? Not Me! But first, you…

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Our Weiler Woods Love Story, an Article in Foothills Magazine

February 8, 2018
love story

Our Weiler Woods love story. We met at one of Dale’s art shows, fell in love on first sight (yes, it really happens and we are over 60!), got engaged in 8 days, married, and now are trying to raise awareness and money for wildlife conservation. It just doesn’t get any better! So when Vince…

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Your Life Depends on Horseshoe Crab Blood.

January 28, 2018
spring newsletter

Without help from horseshoe crab blood, we could all die.  So can shorebirds called red knots. And so could your dog.  Seriously? We are all connected. We hear that phrase so many times we tend to discount it. But how are humans, horseshoe crabs, dogs, and shorebirds all connected? This is starting to sound like a bad…

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