The first little orphan of 2022 is this very young baby porcupine. He was found with his dead momma, who had been killed by a car. A kind Samaritan brought him to Wes, late in the evening of April 7th. The poor little guy is so young that his umbilical stump is still attached.
As we shared on Facebook the other day, this young Bald Eagle was found in emaciated condition and with an injured wing by one of our good neighbors in Middleburgh. Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, the Eagle is now at Cornell, undergoing treatment. Think good thoughts for this young bird, who is in … Continue reading Eagle News (and a happy ending)
From Wes: Newest Arrival. Baby Screech Owl. Having a bad day but he will be just fine. Eats great. The Eastern Screech Owl is one of North America's smallest owls. Adults can be either gray or red/rufous (the different colors are referred to as "morphs"), and are roughly the same size in body … Continue reading 17 May, A Little Owl
From Wes's Facebook post: Newest Arrival. Woodchuck. Little thing. My daughter Hannah is rehabbing this little guy. Also had a Mourning Dove, lots of bunnies with horror stories, and a Red-tailed Hawk. One of our rehabbers, Connie Kane Standhart, and I soft released 3 young squirrels she rehabbed. Very cool. I love the releases. … Continue reading 14th May Patients
May 13th, from Wes: "Newest arrival. Possum from Railroad Ave. This guy fell off the ride. Very cool." And, some Wildlife Wisdom from licensed rehabilitator Suzanne Johnson, who is one of our networking volunteers: WILDLIFE REHAB FROM MY POINT OF VIEW: ©Suzanne Johnson, 2020 1) If you care, leave them there. We do not steal … Continue reading May 13th Patient & Wildlife Wisdom
From Kelly's Facebook Post: Traded porcupines today. Sent the pregnant one back to Cornell for further assessment. The fur on her backside was not coming in, she ate well but did not seem to gain weight, and most concerning was that she would not climb. She was the one I picked up that did have … Continue reading 7-May Porcupine News
Newest arrivals. 3 Squirrels that lost their tree. I rabbit that got brought home by a dog.
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.