Chickadee chicks in nest by Dottie Shaftner

‘Feathers and Fluff’ by Dottie Shaftner opens at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery April 5

March 20, 2019

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Feathers and Fluff,” artwork by Dottie Shaftner. The show runs April 5-28, with a Gallery reception Saturday, April 6, 2-4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. Shaftner’s work reflects her love of nature and its beauty. “Drawing and painting is… Read More >

Coyote preying on fawn

The recent spread of coyotes across North America did not doom deer populations, new research finds

Coyotes eat deer, but not enough to limit the deer population at a large scale. A new study of deer numbers across the eastern United States has found that the arrival and establishment of coyote predators has not caused the number of deer harvested by hunters to decline.  “With wolves and cougars extinct in… Read More >

Reptile & Amphibian Day: March 16, 2019. #herpday

My word, it’s full of toads! Museum hosts Reptile & Amphibian Day, March 16.

March 11, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — This March, take a deep dive into the world of toads, from the diminutive oak toad to the aptly named spadefoot toad, a uniquely adapted resident of the Southwest US deserts. Visitors can come face-to-face with a menagerie of reptiles and amphibians from North Carolina and around the world at the North… Read More >

Misty Morning by Weinstein - detail

‘Paintings Done Outside’ by Emily Weinstein opens at Nature Art Gallery March 2

March 1, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Paintings Done Outside,” artwork by Emily Eve Weinstein. The show runs March 1–31, with a Gallery reception Saturday, March 2, 2–4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale. Weinstein, a Triangle-area resident since 1982, formally studied art at Academie Charpentier in… Read More >

Moros intrepidus by Jorge Gonzalez.

New Species of Tiny Tyrannosaur Foreshadows Rise of T. rex

February 21, 2019

Illustration: Jorge Gonzalez. Click for full-sized image. EMBARGOED UNTIL FEB. 21, 2019 AT 9:00 A.M. EST A newly discovered, diminutive – by T. rex standards – relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came to rule the North American roost. Meet Moros intrepidus, a small… Read More >