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Which Trees Help Wildlife Thrive?

January 6, 2020

Trees and wildlife, trees help wildlife thrive. I never really thought about the connection. until we started learning how to help wildlife on our 3-acre homestead. And what we learned is hundreds of animals count on trees to help them survive. The Mighty Oak Wow, but think about it. Trees provide shelter for nesting birds…

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Saying Thank you

December 12, 2019
saying thank you to Governor cooper

I don’t say thank you enough. First, it requires interacting with people which as an introvert, I sometimes find hard to do. But I am finding saying it is actually way easier than I thought. Go figure, one of those life lessons which I should have learned by now. But it is never too late!…

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A Gorilla Win!

December 2, 2019
gorilla win

Getting in the Game with Gorillas  Who doesn’t enjoy being acknowledged for their hard work? Dale is looking dapper in his suit as he is recognized as the winner of the Fred & Cheryl Newby Patrons Award from the National Sculpture Society (NSS) for his sculpture, Enigma.  But the real winner is the gorilla. We’re…

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Governor Cooper Helps Red Wolves

December 1, 2019
Cooper red wolves

Hope for the Red Wolves In this season of hope and thankfulness, we applaud North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s efforts to help the critically endangered red wolf. In a recent letter to the US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS), he has again asked USFWS to rebuild and protect our wild population of red wolves. On…

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The Misunderstood Vulture

November 21, 2019
A soaring vulture

By Loti Woods Being a vulture really sucks. Ugly, evil-looking, and known for eating rotting carcasses; it all adds up to being completely misunderstood. When I was a little girl, I was always picked on because I was small, awkward and nerdy. And being always the last to get chosen for any sports is a…

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Our Growing Red Wolf Pack

October 22, 2019
Loti & dale admiring the first of our wolf pack to find a new home

Why does anyone need 10 red wolf castings? Well, most folks don’t need 10 of course. But we want to be sure as many people as possible know about our American red wolf pack and the immense challenges they face. Last summer we had 10 limited edition castings made of Dale’s red wolf sculpture “Just…

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Gotta Love the Underdog

September 12, 2019
underdog species

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

July 13, 2019
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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?

July 4, 2019
wolf species

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

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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