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Monday, December 4, 2017
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The diversity of bird species found in the Southern Appalachians includes over 300 species, although this number varies depending on the season—many pass only briefly through our area in their spring and fall migrations.

Ever been curious about what type of owl you hear hooting at night?

Ever seen the silhouette of a raptor high above and wondered what type it is?

At the WNC Nature Center, you can get up close to our screech owls, great horned owls, and red-tailed hawks. These predatory birds stalk rabbits, rodents, and sometimes larger prey in the Southern Appalachian mountains. The turkey vulture, or buzzard, prefers to scavenge on the remains of dead animals.


~ WNC Nature Center ~ 75 Gashes Creek Road ~ Asheville ~ NC 28805 ~
Phone (828) 259-8080


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