Field Notes

What do starfish and elephants have in common?

January 18, 2018
spring newsletter

  We can’t imagine what a starfish and an elephant might have in common. They eat different things. Starfish eat meat (hmm, that is interesting) and elephants eat plants. There are only 3 species of elephant, but over 2,000 species of starfish.  They are completely different sizes, with elephants weighing thousands of pounds and starfish weighing…

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A New Public Art Sculpture, “Tails to Rails”

November 29, 2017
public art

Emotional, connected and energized. Three words Dale uses to describe how he feels about his new public art sculpture, “Tails to Rails”. Emotional The sculpture was installed in its final resting place in downtown Tryon, NC in Nov 2017 (read about its inspiration in our blog “Tails to Rails”). Launching a new public art initiative in…

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Kiss a Frog? You bet!

November 3, 2017
protect wildlife

Would either of us kiss a frog? You bet if it helps protect them from extinction. But we better kiss them quick as they may not be with us much longer. What? Over 40% of frogs, classified as amphibians, are at risk of extinction. Their decline is one of the most critical threats to biodiversity…

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Our Idea of Paradise!

October 2, 2017
Polar bear facts

Walking (yes, walking) with polar bears in the wild, northern lights and no humans for a hundred miles. Our idea of paradise! And where in the world are we? At Nanuk Lodge, one of the Churchill Wild lodges (also part of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World). The lodge is 100 miles from Churchill,…

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“Tails to Rails”, The Inspiration

August 9, 2017
"Tails to Rails"

Our new project has started and it truly is art from the heart. Honoring the Town of Tryon and two of our citizens, Bob and Jackie Lane, the project is called “Tails to Rails” and will be installed downtown in the St. Luke Plaza fountain. So what kind of art do you put into a fountain? Hmmm.…

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Dale Weiler & A Snowy Owl Bronze.

June 25, 2017
owl bronze

Our first video starring Dale Weiler and our cute snowy owl bronze. Please let us know what you think of our first video attempt. While it is not perfect, it sure is fun! And we have raised over $12,000 for The Roger Tory Peterson Institute.  We hope to raise $50,000 with your help. To learn more…

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Hummingbirds, Hellbenders and a Snowy Owl Sculpture!

June 1, 2017
Hummingbirds. Ruby throated hummingbird

What do hummingbirds and hellbenders have in common? And how does a snowy owl sculpture help both?  And more importantly, how does all this fit with our mission to help wildlife? Hmmm. First, some facts. Most hummingbirds migrate each spring and fall between Central America/Mexico and the United States/Canada. This summer we are enjoying several ruby-throated hummingbirds…

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Milton C. Weiler, Fond Memories by Dale

March 17, 2017
newsletters

This article written by Dale, “My Father’s Art – A Son Remembers: The Cover Art of Milton C. Weiler”, appears in the March-April, 2017 Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine. Dale’s dad, Milton C. Weiler, was a renowned sporting artist who was also a true sportsman and conservationist. His profound love and respect of the outdoors, which he…

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Hellbender Home Wrecker? Not Me!

February 14, 2017
hellbender

Hellbender Home Wreckers You may be a hellbender home wrecker and not even know it. But first what the hell is a hellbender, also affectionately called snot otters?  This saga begins as a love story.  A what? Last fall, my sister Corrie Woods, who happens to be the marketing brilliance behind Lichty Guitars, posted a photo on…

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New Weiler Bronze Owl

February 3, 2017
bronze owl sculpture

A New Weiler Owl Statue We are very excited to announce the release of a new Weiler bronze owl statue created by Dale Weiler. Monies raised from the sale of the owl sculpture will help support wildlife conservation programs underway at The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) in Jamestown, NY.  Roger Tory Peterson…

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