October 30, 2017

Few people know more about Carolina Raptor Center’s history than Mathias Engelmann, Senior Rehabilitation Coordinator, long-time volunteer and friend of the organization.

During his first semester as a biology student at UNCC, Mathias came across an exhibit organized by...

October 12, 2017

When their daughter dissected an owl pellet in elementary school, Brian Hughes and his wife were intrigued. She brought a pamphlet home from school that afternoon that said the owl pellet came from a local nonprofit organization, Carolina Raptor Center. Relatively new...

June 1, 2017

As Bob Spillane approaches his 70th birthday in June, he is contemplative. He has had a long and rewarding career in the textile industry, but always had a love of nature; specifically, he has had a lifelong love for birds. “I had a great career – but if I had to do it...

May 17, 2017

For Crandall Bowles, supporting Carolina Raptor Center’s Our Quest Campaign was a natural extension of her family’s lasting commitment to conservation in the Piedmont region.

Crandall Bowles’s mother Anne Springs Close was always “more nature-oriented than city-oriented...

March 21, 2017

In the first grade, Cooper Couden climbed a tree outside of his elementary school and found himself face-to-face with an angry American Robin, protective of her nest full of eggs. He fell out of that tree but picked himself up with a newfound interest – birds. At his t...

January 20, 2017

Perhaps it should not be surprising, but Sadie Casper’s favorite bird is a vulture at Carolina Raptor Center.  After all, they share the same first name.
A 5th grader at Cotswold Elementary School, Sadie is a regular participant in CRC’s programs.  In December, she r...

December 6, 2016

It was just a chance encounter more than 25 years ago that introduced Bruce and Nancy Roberts to Carolina Raptor Center.  But as the couple has focused on doing, they listened to their intuition and built a relationship that has been so meaningful to the organization.


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