Field Notes

Create Wildlife Habitat with Native Plants

April 9, 2019
wildlife habitat

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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Creating a Red Wolf Sculpture

March 6, 2019
wolf species

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

February 27, 2019
wildlife habitat

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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Wildlife Corridors. What & Why?

December 17, 2018
wildlife corridors

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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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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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
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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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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