Thursday, November 14, 2019
Endangered American Red Wolf Sculpture Unveiling & Artist Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. • Reflection Riding Welcome Center
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Join Reflection and our friends from Defenders of Wildlife to welcome master wildlife artist Dale Weiler and Weiler Woods for Wildlife for an unveiling of Dale's sculpture, "Just Settling In," which will be placed in our welcome center. Dale spent most of 2019 carving the sculpture of an endangered American red wolf and her pup from alabaster.  

From the original sculpture, ten limited edition castings were made available to red wolf conservation organizations. The castings are being used to bring awareness & funding to our red wolf populations, both in the wild and in human care.

Please RSVP for this free event.

It helps to know how many people are coming!

This is a free event and is open to the public. We'll provide drinks, snacks and will have an interactive program including brief remarks about our role in the program and what's new in the conservation of the endangered American red wolf. 

Visitors who want to see the wolves are encouraged to join us earlier before sunset. The native wildlife exhibits will be open for tours until 5:30 pm. 

Loti and Dale Weiler express excitement about the upcoming event: “Weiler Woods for Wildlife is delighted and honored to be sharing Dale’s red wolf sculpture Just Settling In' with the Chattanooga community to help raise awareness of the challenges facing red wolves and to inspire the public to take action to save them.”

Tish Gailmard, Director of Wildlife for Reflection, explains the local importance of the program: “The American Red Wolves at Reflection Riding are ambassadors for their species and valuable contributors to the captive breeding program. In fact, three litters have been born on-site over the years and hopefully we’ll have many more in the future. These vital and beautiful animals help us understand the challenges American Red Wolves are facing and the importance of their restoration.” 

Ben Prater from Defenders adds: "Defenders of Wildlife is thrilled to be expanding our partnerships with other organizations committed to the recovery of the critically endangered red wolf. Working with Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and Weiler Woods for Wildlife provides us the opportunity to celebrate these partnerships while inspiring others to join us to preserve a future for red wolves across the Southeast."

Any donations made during the evening will be split 50/50 with Defenders of Wildlife.  

About Defenders of Wildlife 

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. Defenders of Wildlife envisions a future where diverse wildlife populations in North America are secure and thriving, sustained by a network of healthy lands and waters.

About Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center 

We create experiences that reconnect people to the natural world through environmental education, inspiring them to safeguard native species and to appreciate the unity and diversity of life.

 

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