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World’s Most Mammals?

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?

wolf species

How can we let red wolves, a North America native animal, go extinct in the wild again? Again? Well, it is a very long, complicated story with a happy ending.  Until about 10 years ago when everything changed. For an in-depth discussion of the history of the red wolf read Christian Hunt’s article “The Red Wolf of Yesterday, Today,…

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Galapagos Animals, Oh My!

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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Kiss a Frog? You bet!

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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“Tails to Rails”, The Inspiration

"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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New Weiler Bronze Owl

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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