The 2018 rescue season, so far, has been pretty insane. Our volunteers and director have been going non-stop with rescue, as well as trying to keep up with our educational schedule. We have so many people to thank for their help, that we don't know where to start. One of our favorite humans on the … Continue reading A Rescue Season Thank-you Note
New animals are coming in every day, and we still have many long-term residents here which cannot be released, and are kept on special educational permits. Their care is never-ending (and often expensive), but we are also grateful that they're here, because they help us to teach people how important it is to be a friend of wildlife and the environment, and how to live with our wild neighbors safely and respectfully.
Although "baby season" has slowed down a bit, we're still busy around the clock at NY Wildlife Rescue. The cottontails are still breeding, as well as a few of our other more prolific species. Older babies are venturing out and getting into trouble. Adults and old-timers run into difficulties and wind up in our care. Then there are the turtles -- we are seeing more turtles this year than ever before. Please, drivers, give turtles a brake! They can't scurry out of your way like a squirrel, after all.
As always, our friends at Green Chimneys in Brewster, New York put on an amazing event. New York Wildlife Rescue Center has been attending for the last several years, and are never disappointed. Big thanks go out to Green Chimneys, their staff, their other exhibitors, and all of the fabulous guests who stopped by to say hello. Oh, and we can't forget to thank the birds!
Wes is at the Irish Festival/Irish Cultural Center all weekend (May 27 & 28), set up with the Wildlife Wagon and the raptors! If you're in East Durham for the festival, stop by and say hello!
Kelly and Wes brought the Wildlife Alive! educational raptors to Middleburgh Elementary School today for a special program. Big thanks to the teachers, parents, and especially the kids, for a great day! You're a wonderful audience!
We had a great day on Saturday at Schodack Island State Park. The Raptor Festival in conjunction with the Capital Region Audubon Society went very well. Our new set-up was a great success.
The Canada Gosling was a great addition, because it's always much better if wild babies are raised with another of their kind. We have also helped many pigeons, which really are lovely birds despite their less than stellar reputation, in the past, so this fellow should do just fine.
The animals and humans of NY Wildlife Rescue will be traveling in style for our 2017 educational show season.