Yearly Archives: 2022


An Unrecognized Danger

This time of year we use tarps to prepare for winter.  Eventually, tarps get tears, and those rips produce strings.  Sadly the strings are deadly to birds.  They get caught up in the strings and can’t fly.  Sometimes they use the strings for nests, which is deadly to babies.  Birds don’t recognize the danger of […]


Like It or Not…

Whether we like it or not, winter is coming.  That realization has sent many of us into preparation mode.  Wildlife is no different.  While some are flying south, others are seeking shelter here, possibly near you.  One of those we tend not to think about this time of year is bats.  I can tell that […]


Two Important Events…

Early next week two important events happen, my birthday and the anniversary of my starting Wildlife Rehab and Release.  For twenty-some years I have been helping critters, eleven in my own organization.  This year I have helped more than ever, 1,000 so far.  However, the summer’s baby season has drained the WRR’s finances.  With feeding […]


Step #2

My goal in rehabbing is always to have the wildlife go back to living in the wild.  That’s what they want and where they belong.  Before release, I want to be certain each individual has the capability to survive.  Preparing and testing those capabilities varies by species.  The raptors, including owls and hawks, take the […]


My #1 Thrill…

I have been privileged this summer to watch families from five species of woodpecker, hairy, downy, red-breasted, flicker, and red-bellied, raise their young.  What particularly intrigues me about them is their chatter.  I love to listen to the parents and young ones interact.  Each one is distinctive and fascinating.  When Mom comes to feed, the […]