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Speaker Series: What Lies Beneath – Animal Skulls in Our Region and How to Identify Them

November 19, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Date: November 19, 2022

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve

Speaker: Fred Weisbecker


Fred will discuss skull identification and provide hands on learning with many different skulls. He will teach us how to carefully gather and preserve these natural artifacts and to use skulls found on a trail or in the woods as a clue to the life and likely causes of death of the creature whose skull we find. This is a hands on and interactive program so bring the kids!  This is sure to be fun for the whole family!

Fred grew up in the greater New York City area.  He developed his love of the natural world visiting New York state parks in the Catskill Mountains. After attending naval military high school he enrolled in wildlife management at NC State University.  Upon graduation he went to work for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission spending the next thirty years as a state game warden.

In order to make this an enjoyable and educational experience for participants, space is limited to 30 participants and pre-registration is required.


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*Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  Thank you.

Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.


November 19, 2022
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve
179 Wood Thrush Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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