A Wisconsin camera trap photographed the male cougar on his record-setting trek from South Dakota to Connecticut. Faint spots in the animal’s coat can still be seen, revealing the young age of this otherwise large male. (Photo credit: Lue Vang)

A Cougar’s Epic Journey East

June 1, 2016

By D’Lyn Ford A male cougar in search of a mate traveled more than 1,500 miles from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Connecticut, leaving a trail of clues that enabled scientists to verify his odyssey. The cougar’s journey, recounted in Journal of Mammalogy, shows a wealth of evidence that scientists can use to… Read More >

Tomato Hornworm by Korab

“Nature in Colored Pencil” by The Colored Pencil Society of America opens at the Nature Art Gallery Friday, June 3

May 27, 2016

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Nature in Colored Pencil,” artwork by the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), featuring several local artists, Friday, June 3 through Sunday, July 31. A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. inside… Read More >

Museum‘s Prairie Ridge Ecostation to participate in Volksmarch, June 4

May 26, 2016

Celebrate National Trails Day with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences by participating in the 3rd annual Triangle Volksmarch on June 4, 2016. The Triangle Volksmarch is a free 5.6-mile self-paced walk along the Capital Greenway between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., open to all ages. Enjoy the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’… Read More >

An ocelot with dinner, caught on camera trap in Panama.

Stop that deer! Camera traps help conservationists track speeding wildlife

May 9, 2016

Camera traps can be used to track the movements of wildlife without having to catch, tag or directly observe them, shows a study by a group of researchers including North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences mammalogist Dr. Roland Kays, published in the journal Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. How fast animals move and how… Read More >

Teen Newsroom student filming Research Curator of Geology Christopher Tacker.

Call for applications to Museum’s Teen Newsroom program

May 2, 2016

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is now accepting applications for the Teen Newsroom program. This program will enable teens (in grades 9-12 in the 2016-17 school year) to showcase their talents and skills in science communication and multimedia journalism. Under the instruction of highly skilled professionals, teens will become science communicators. Working with… Read More >