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Hellbenders Rock!

March 13, 2018
hellbenders rock

Falling in love with hellbenders was easy.  Memorializing this prehistoric looking creature in stone, not so easy. But once you see “Hellbenders Rock”, a first-ever hellbender sculpture for Dale, you may fall in love too. Falling in love…with a hellbender! Our love story began with a Facebook post… And then a blog: Hellbender Homewrecker? Not Me! But first, you…

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Our Weiler Woods Love Story, an Article in Foothills Magazine

February 8, 2018
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Our Weiler Woods love story. We met at one of Dale’s art shows, fell in love on first sight (yes, it really happens and we are over 60!), got engaged in 8 days, married, and now are trying to raise awareness and money for wildlife conservation. It just doesn’t get any better! So when Vince…

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Your Life Depends on Horseshoe Crab Blood.

January 28, 2018
spring newsletter

Without help from horseshoe crab blood, we could all die.  So can shorebirds called red knots. And so could your dog.  Seriously? We are all connected. We hear that phrase so many times we tend to discount it. But how are humans, horseshoe crabs, dogs, and shorebirds all connected? This is starting to sound like a bad…

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What is a Keystone Species?

January 18, 2018
spring newsletter

  We keep reading about keystone species. But what is one exactly?  Is it a new species? Think about what a starfish and an elephant might have in common. They eat different things. Starfish eat meat (hmm, that is interesting) and elephants eat plants. There are only 3 species of elephant, but over 2,000 species of…

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A New Public Art Sculpture, “Tails to Rails”

November 29, 2017
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Emotional, connected and energized. Three words Dale uses to describe how he feels about his new public art sculpture, “Tails to Rails”. Emotional The sculpture was installed in its final resting place in downtown Tryon, NC in Nov 2017. Launching a new public art initiative in our hometown and honoring two caring and generous people,…

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Kiss a Frog? You bet!

November 3, 2017
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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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Walking with Polar Bears!

October 2, 2017
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Walking (yes, walking) with polar bears in the wild, northern lights and no humans for a hundred miles. Our idea of paradise! And where in the world are we? At Nanuk Lodge, one of the Churchill Wild lodges (also part of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World). The lodge is 100 miles from Churchill,…

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Hellbender Home Wrecker? Not Me!

February 14, 2017
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New Weiler Bronze Owl

February 3, 2017
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A New Weiler Owl Statue We are excited to announce the release of a new Weiler bronze owl statue by Dale. 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 (1908-1996) is one…

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