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The Elusive Fox Squirrel: A South Carolinian Charmer

The Elusive Fox Squirrel: A South Carolinian Charmer

The Fox Squirrel South Carolina's diverse landscape provides a haven for a variety of fascinating creatures, and the fox squirrel is no exception. While often overshadowed by their gray cousins, these charismatic squirrels add a touch of russet charm to the Palmetto...

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Forget Groundhogs, In Brevard, It’s White Squirrel Day

Forget Groundhogs, In Brevard, It’s White Squirrel Day

Pisgah Penny, the pride of Brevard Wildlife often provides us humans with some of our favorite mascots. There’s Smoky the Bear, Tony the Tiger, Bucky Beaver to name a few. But how about Pisgah Penny? Not only is this white squirrel the pride of Brevard but she is a...

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White Squirrel Day 2024

White Squirrel Day 2024

White Squirrel Day 2024 Location:Mary C. Jenkins Community Center (221 Mills Ave, Brevard, NC 28712) Date:Friday, February 2, 2023 Time:Festivities start at 10am - 12pm10th Annual White Squirrel Day This year is the 10th Annual White Squirrel Day. For those new to the...

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Pisgah Penny in the News for White Squirrel Fest 2023

Pisgah Penny in the News for White Squirrel Fest 2023

White Squirrel Pisgah Penny is in the news. She is  Brevards' white squirrel ambassador and helped to launch this year's White Squirrel Festival Weekend. Pictured above is Channel 7 News Christine Scarpelli meeting Pisgah Penny for the first time.  Brevard, North...

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Blue Ghost Fireflies, Brevard NC

Blue Ghost Fireflies, Brevard NC

What are Blue Ghost Fireflies? The Blue Ghost fireflies (Phausis reticulate) are a rare, beautiful, and unique firefly species found in the mountains of western North Carolina, including the Brevard area. They are known for their distinctive blue-green glow, different...

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2023 White Squirrel Day Live Event

2023 White Squirrel Day Live Event

White Squirrel Day will be a live event this yearLocation:Brevard Railroad Depot(390 Railroad Ave., Brevard NC) Date:Thursday, February 2, 2023 Time:Festivities start at 10amWhy: To raise money and awareness for Brevard's licensed wildlife rehabilitators through the...

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2022 White Squirrel Day

2022 White Squirrel Day

Virtual White Squirrel Day for 2022 You can watch the event livestreamed on the White Squirrel Institute Facebook page or on the White Squirrel Radio Facebook page. For the eighth year in a row, Groundhog Day will be celebrated in Brevard, North Carolina as “White...

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