Jennifer Bean Bower is a history lecturer and the award-winning author of Winston and Salem: Tales of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem (The History Press, 2007) and Moravians in North Carolina (Arcadia, 2006). Bower has served as associate curator of photographic archives and visual resources at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, executive secretary to the president at Wachovia Historical Society, researcher at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and historical interpreter at Historic Bethabara Park. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Animal Adventures in North Carolinaby Jennifer Bower
Weekend and day trips are always fun. Combine them with attractions that allow the viewing, touching, and feeding of animals and such excursions suddenly become adventures. If you have ever dreamed of feeding reindeer, listening to the howls of a New Guinea singing dog, trekking through the mountains beside a llama, or seeing your first Siberian chipmunk, then Animal Adventures in North Carolina is the guidebook for you�and you won�t even need a passport.
Animal attractions draw over 200 million visitors in the United States each year. These attractions provide many Americans with their only connection to nature. Throughout North Carolina, facilities dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation of various animal species abound. Through a variety of exhibits, programs, and personal encounters, these facilities heighten appreciation for animal conservation while offering exciting educational experiences for everyone in the family.
In Animal Adventures in North Carolina, Jennifer Bean Bower shares 77 animal attractions that she has personally discovered throughout her travels of the entire state. Each entry provides contact information, driving directions, possible fees, hours of operation, and useful travel tips, accompanied by photographs and detailed descriptions of the attraction�s offerings. An extensive appendix lists additional opportunities for viewing and interacting with animals in North Carolina, including wildlife refuges, farm tours, nature preserves, and working farm vacations.
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Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite Animal Adventures in North Carolina written by Jennifer Bean Bower is a very detailed and inspiring wildlife/nature guide. Jennifer informs people native to North Carolina, as well as visitors, where to find over 70 wildlife and scenic attractions. Included are numerous places to visit in the Mountains, in the Piedmont and on the Coast, where one can find beautiful and amazing wildlife, opportunities to volunteer and tons of fun places to visit with children. From reptiles, to birds, waterfowl, horses, jungle cats, llamas, crocodiles, lizards and many more, this book has everything for the wildlife and nature enthusiast! The cover of Animal Adventures in North Carolina truly captivates the reader's eye. I certainly wanted to pick it up and learn all about these fascinating places immediately. Jennifer Bean Bower has spent a great amount of time exploring and researching all of these gorgeous wildlife sanctuaries and attractions to give the readers a special gift. Complete with maps, photos, websites, email addresses, hours of operation, phone numbers, addresses and tips for visiting, this book has it all! After reading it, I certainly want to visit North Carolina just to explore some of these wonderful places with my family. I was also wishing that she had written one for every state, especially Minnesota! Jennifer has compiled every single wildlife sanctuary and nature attraction into one inspiring guide book which must have taken her hundreds of hours. Her passion for wildlife and nature shines through in this lovely book. Just a few of the sites included are zoos, parks, shelters, dairies, rescues, wildlife centers, farms, ranches, museums, aquariums, fisheries, safaris and resorts. This book is a must have for anyone traveling to North Carolina or native to the area already.