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Nov
28
2012

The holiday season is here, ushered in with Thanksgiving dinner gatherings, and maybe a bit of shopping. We’ll be celebrating at the Nature Center this Saturday, Dec. 1, with wildlife arts and crafts, face painting, animal encounters, food, and a visit from Santa. It’s all part of our special “Holiday Tails” event.

Cute, right? Holiday tales…animal tails....

Nov
13
2012

Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 - 8:00pm

An evening of wolf ecology, biology, and learning how to howl like a member of the pack! Be prepared for both indoor and outdoor. There will be a lecture and an outdoor experience as well as snacks.

Advance tickets required. $10/adult, $8/member

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Come visit Pisgah and Mitchell on Saturday, July 28th to help them celebrate! There will be a special presentation at 11:30 and 3:00 at the cougar habitat, and a birthday "cake" treat for the boys at 11:30!

(they will be OFF EXHIBIT until 11...

This Spring has already been exciting. We've had our busiest non-event day in the Nature Center's recorded history (1,597 on April 14), we're gearing up for Mountain Safari, and we've...

Want to taste a sample of the limited edition Red Rufus Ale?

Come out to The Friends of the WNC Nature Center’s “Mountain Safari” – a wild social adventure – from...

Feb
3
2012

If you’ve never heard of Nibbles the Groundhog, then you must be living in a hole in the ground – which, as Nibbles would say, is a perfectly pleasant place to be. Nibbles is a six year old “whistlepig” who has lived at the Nature Center most of her life. As a baby, she was picked up by some well meaning but misinformed animal lovers who thought a groundhog might make a...

When a cougar pounces, it uses its powerful hindquarters and long tail to bound up to the length of a school bus. White-tailed deer are capable of leaping five and six foot fences from a virtual stand still. Frog skeletons and muscles have been specially designed to make them the best jumpers of all vertebrates.

Sometimes it seems our days and weeks and months move in the same manner. I...

Saturday, October 1, 2011 was the 35th Annual Hey Day Fall Family Festival at the WNC Nature Center! The weather was chilly (in the fifties!), the wind was whipping (45 mile an hour gusts!), but the sun was shining and nothing could dampen the festive spirit of our guests, volunteers, staff, performers, vendors, and sponsors. Thanks to everyone who came in any capacity - we had a turn out of...

At 2pm on Groundhog Day, 2011, Nibbles the groundhog shared with us the good news that Spring is close at hand.  This is welcomed news indeed!  But why is that every February 2nd America insists on turning these burrowing woodchucks into anthropomorphic meteorologists?

To answer this enigma I consulted Artemis, the wise and ancient owl who resides here at the WNC Nature Center...

Wolves are awesome.  Something about them just captures our imagination and utterly refuses to let go.  Why else would they be featured in so many stories, myths and art in so many different cultures?  I'm also quite sure that I’m not the only one who has pretended to be a wolf by howling at the moon either.

That intrigue and attraction is why almost 30 people...

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