Field Notes

Wildlife Corridors. What & Why?

wildlife corridors

New Bill Introduced Supporting Wildlife Corridors Great news! A new bill has been introduced (12-6-18) in both the House & Senate to help animals migrate using wildlife corridors.  It would help restore habitat by linking protected areas on federal lands. The bill also provides funding for linking non-federal lands. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Sen.…

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Creating a Red Wolf Sculpture

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?

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?

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

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!

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

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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