The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: NC’s Natural Treasures

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

The centerpiece of the NCMNS’ first floor is a room filled with displays of taxidermied animals living in North Carolina, many of which are endangered, and one on display, the Carolina Parakeet, only parrot indigenous to the United States, is extinct. The display impresses on us the wealth of biodiversity all around us, needing our good stewardship.

You can check out the complete flickr set here.