WNC Nature Center cougar passes away

  ASHEVILLE – It is with great sadness that the WNC Nature Center announces the passing of one of its most well-known and cherished residents.   Pisgah, an 8-year-old Western cougar, passed away on Thursday morning (Sept. 27) after a period of declining health.  Diagnosed with kidney failure several years ago, the disease had recently progressed and was [...]

WNC Nature Center unveils new playground at Saturday’s Howl-O-Ween

This exciting announcement comes from the WNC Nature Center: Round up your favorite ghouls and goblins and head out to the Western North Carolina Nature Center on Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am–6:00 pm for the annual HOWL-O-WEEN event. Enjoy the season with a walk through the Creepy Crawler Cabin along with a variety of crafts and [...]

Hey Day Fall Festival at WNC Nature Center Sat. Oct. 6

This Saturday! From the WNC Nature Center: The 36th Annual Hey Day Fall Festival will be held at the Western North Carolina Nature Center on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event features animal encounters, craft demonstrations, face-painting and live entertainment. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite and other activities will include [...]

WNC Nature Center’s new otter exhibit opens

Olive and Obiwan, the WNC Nature Center’s resident otters, officially moved into their newly renovated home on Thursday, March 10, exploring a new habitat and delighting a crowd of onlookers. The new exhibit space, which serves as a gateway exhibit for the nature center, provides the otters with more space to roam and new kinds [...]

Groundhog Day at the WNC Nature Center

The word everyone was waiting for came out of the WNC Nature Center on Wednesday afternoon, as Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy and Nibbles the Groundhog had a Groundhog’s Day conference to predict the coming of Spring. The media event fell on the same day as the nationally-followed prediction by Punxsutawney Phil, but as Education naturalist Eli [...]