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Rare by Joel Sartore

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2010 by theterracottawarriors

This Gray Wolf is one of the many animals featured in Joel Sartore’s free photographic exhibit at the National Geographic Museum. Please stop in to check it out.

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Marshmallow Warriors

Posted in Uncategorized on April 1, 2010 by theterracottawarriors

Kathy Ansell created this amazing diorama of the Terra Cotta Warriors made out of Peeps for the recent Washington Post “Peep Show” contest.  Obviously, we think she should have won!

Thank you for the great support and check out the Peep-a-cotta warriors that we made last year: https://theterracottawarriors.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/7/

Rare– Woodland Caribou Face Extinction

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by theterracottawarriors

Woodland Caribou – 46 (number remaining)

Rangifer tarandus caribou

New York State Zoo, Watertown, New York

The woodland caribou subspecies is nearly gone from the lower 48 states, their herds thinned by hunters and their migration routes blocked by oil pipelines. A few still cross from Canada into northern Idaho and Washington.

*** Rare is currently on display at the National Geographic Museum:

http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2010/03/18/rare/

The Terra Cotta Warrior Exhibit Ends Today!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by theterracottawarriors

On Wednesday, March 31, the National Geographic Museum will host an array of activities in their courtyard from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to mark the closing of the exhibition. The evening will feature giveaways, music, table tennis, and Sauca [www.eatsauca.com] and Curbside Cupcake [http://curbsidecupcakes.com/] trucks selling food. With generous support from The PIMCO Foundation, 200 free day-of tickets will be available for the 6:00 p.m. exhibition viewing every Wednesday. Tickets will be distributed at 5:30 p.m. with a limit of two tickets per person.

The Warriors Three

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by theterracottawarriors

I was bemused to read this recent post on the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit, where the author’s son, Conner, actually set off one of the exhibit alarms when he tried to touch a warrior. To read more of her account, click here.

Talkin’ Terra Cotta- A Fans Shares Her Thoughts!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2010 by theterracottawarriors

Rare: The Demiss of the Dusky Sparrow

Posted in Uncategorized on March 30, 2010 by theterracottawarriors

Dusky Seaside Sparrow – 0 (number remaining)

Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens

Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida

Slipping into extinction almost unnoticed, the dusky seaside sparrow—found mainly on Florida’s Merritt Island—declined from some 3,000 pairs to none. Its salt marsh habitat was impounded for mosquito control and taken over by the space program. The last dusky died in 1987.

*** Rare is currently on display at the National Geographic Museum:

http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2010/03/18/rare/