Field Notes

Gotta Love the Underdog

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Finally, an underdog species gets front & center stage. Immortalized as a sculpture and on the cover of a magazine. Wow, it just doesn’t get much better! What the heck is a red wolf? Red wolves you say. What the heck is a red wolf? Ah, that is one of the problems. Not many people…

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A Passion for Wildlife

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There is always a back story… How do you capture one’s passion? And on paper, no less. Here’s the full article. We think Rose Jenkins at Conserving Carolina captured us beautifully. Now for the back story. Bogging with Conserving Carolina You never know who you will meet while bogging! First, what is bogging? Well, it…

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The Red Wolf Sculpture is Finished. Now What?

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We didn’t think red wolf art would be in high demand. We were way off base! Update 8-2019: All 10 of the first set of castings are now committed to red wolf conservation groups. Once Dale completes a sculpture, an obvious question is where will it go? What does one do with a 200- pound…

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Create Wildlife Habitat with Native Plants

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Wildlife habitat. What is it and why would you want critters in your backyard? And what kind of critters? Animals Need Wildlife Habitat But their habitat is disappearing at an alarming rate. And just like us, they need food, water, a place to nest & raise their young and shelter/cover from predators. There are so…

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3-28-19 A Red Wolf is a Red Wolf!

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3-28-19 The Academy of Sciences announces a red wolf is a distinct wolf species and is also distinct from grey wolves and coyotes. Read their summary here. Maybe this will finally settle the raging debate as to whether red wolves are a critically endangered canid or merely a hybrid of wolf & coyote. Why is…

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Creating a Red Wolf Sculpture

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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 (yes, the entire world) live in our home state of North Carolina. And with less than 40…

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Misunderstood Opossum

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When you were a kid, were you always the last to get picked for a sports game? I was. Now think about an opossum. Probably the last animal you want in your yard? Right? But once you know more about opossums and how cool they are, they might become your number one draft pick to…

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Extinct No More

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Giant Tortoise Discovered Extinct species? What do a giant tortoise and a giant bee have in common? They are both big? True, but even better, they both were thought to be extinct and have been newly discovered alive. How exciting! A Giant Tortoise on Fernandina Island in The Galapagos was discovered on Feb 17, 2019,…

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Wildlife Corridors. What & Why?

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New Bill Introduced Supporting Wildlife Corridors Great news for wildlife! A new bill has been introduced (12-6-18) in both the House & Senate to help animals migrate using wildlife corridors. The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2018 would help improve habitat by helping to connect animal migration routes on federal lands. The bill also provides funding…

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World’s Most Mammals?

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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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