When the WNC Nature Center learned the city of Asheville’s subsidy for the facility would shrink by more than half over three years, the environmental education attraction wasn’t immediately sure how it would make up the funding shortfall. But it didn’t take long to figure it out: the Nature Center met the three-year goal in only one year. The attraction is expanding to meet demand, and visitation is setting new records nearly every month.
Regular checkups for your pets can prevent many diseases and ensure that you have a healthy companion.
As the WNC Nature Center’s wildlife rehabilitation activities wind down, Appalachian Wild swoops in with plans for a center to accept animals needing care. The new Candler-based facility will open soon to serve as a triage facility where animals will be held and evaluated before being transported to licensed rehabilitators.
A trip to a local grocery or pet store is all it takes to feed most pets, but many of the hundreds of creatures inhabiting the WNC Nature Center aren’t so easily satisfied. Here’s a look at the dining habits of some of Asheville’s wildest citizens.
Kudos to Jake Frankel for his revealing April article, “Bought and Sold,” regarding Buncombe County’s endeavor to publish records of the sale and trade of the very human beings upon whose backs our county was built. Frankel adeptly describes this project that sheds some light on another part of a nearly forgotten story and will […]
Thank you for your April 10 article "Don't Tread on Me." Your article mentions the possibility of closing the WNC Nature Center, home to one of the Species Survival Programs for critically endangered red wolves. There are fewer than 100 red wolves in the wild. Several of those have been killed in recent months by […]
After reading your April 10 article "Don't Tread on Me," I felt an immediate sense of both worry and dread. The article mentions the potential closing of the WNC Nature Center, and that place is more than just an economic burden. Rather, I would argue that it has helped the city of Asheville. It has […]
This weekend, enjoy classic music, pay homage to Bob Marley, perform onstage or predict the weather. As always, these events will keep you entertained without breaking the bank.
And we’ve got yet more events. Including one for dogs, one for Day of the Dead, one at the Admiral, one with Sons of Ralph, one with The Archrival, one in Sylva, and one where you can learn about bats.
Music, art, crafts, brews and sweets: aren’t you glad to be in Asheville? Us too. Here’s your guide to the weekend’s best on a budget.
An $870,000 sliver of the $410 billion federal spending package passed last week will support the Red Wolf Recovery Project operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services. Some of that money is slated to trickle down to the WNC Nature Center, which is one of 32 breeding sites for the endangered species.
Janna the gray wolf is a supermodel. One of many rescued and endangered animals that call the Western North Carolina Nature Center home, she’s featured on the cover of the current Asheville Yellow Pages. Her supermodel status belies a humble beginning: Janna arrived here in 1993, when she was a mere 4 months old, from […]
Former WNC Nature Center Manager James Patrick Lance has been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses using funds intended for the center.