Wild Care raised over $42,000 to continue providing life-saving care for wildlife, including $12,000 for Wild Care’s upcoming Clinic and Education Center Expansion Project. Over 200 guests enjoyed the delightful live music of Bert Jackson and Scott Lariviere. George’s Place Fish Market of Harwich Port donated and prepared Lobster Rolls, Fish & Chips, and Clam … Continue reading Wild Winter Night is WILDLY Successful for Wild Care!→
Not too long after I moved here year round in 1987 (my ancestors have lived on my land since the late 1600s, but for me it was a summer place as my folks worked in CT), I took myself to the beach to watch the waves after a storm had passed. While many people prefer sunny bright beach days, I actually have always loved a moody beach.
The Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program is designed to make it easy for Shaw’s customers to contribute to their local community, while supporting the environment. With every purchase of the $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag, $1 is donated to a Wild Care for the month of March. Thank YOU to Shaw’s of Orleans, 9 West Road, Orleans, MA. Visit and get your bag today!
So, it’s a rainy, windy, nasty day in early December when I get a call from Wild Care. I pick up the phone, say “hello” and hear Jen’s voice saying “there’s a potential rescue”. “Aw, come on!” I say, “Who the heck is out in this weather to even see an animal!?”
Even though it’s cold outside, squirrels are breeding, and some squirrels are pregnant. (Yes, you have read this correctly.) We have received neonatal Eastern Gray Squirrels at Wild Care as early as Feb. 10th one year, though most of our squirrel babies arrive in March. PLEASE HELP US TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ORPHANED SQUIRRELS … Continue reading PUBLIC SQUIRREL ANNOUNCEMENT→
On Friday, January 3, Wild Care received 14 trees from Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Cape Cod’s Hospice “Tree of Memories” program. The trees will be used to fill Wild Care’s raptor and songbird aviaries to provide enrichment for recovering sick and injured wildlife.
Last week I received an email thanking me for Wild Care’s help almost a year ago. It is a wonderful feeling to successfully guide people through a crisis. A woman named Helen had called Wild Care last January. She was distraught and very concerned about the squirrels who were acting sick in her yard.
I took a long walk on Nauset Beach in Eastham and the surf was roaring as a result of a heavy storm off
shore. Seagulls were dodging the wave crests, diving for snacks, and a variety of them were wandering around
the rack line in search of edible treats.
RELEASED! This Great Blue Heron was rescued by a man named Chopper, at Wellfleet Harbor. Chopper spotted the bird on a recreational fishing vessel whose owners had left two fully-rigged and baited rods in their deck stands. The heron was tangled in both lines, and the lure was part of the bait. Our wonderful Volunteer … Continue reading Great Blue Heron RELEASED!→
Polly Marmaduke of Truro discovered a Monarch Butterfly was not flying – upon further investigation she discovered the wing was torn. She brought the butterfly to Wild Care, not one of our typical patients, but we are always up for a challenge…
Adventures of a Volunteer – by Amy Sanders Chimney swifts are an amazingly complex, yet endangered species of migratory birds (federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1916). In fact, I was stunned to learn that while they nest here (eastern North America) in the winter, then these tiny birds migrate all … Continue reading Not Much is Sillier Than Feeding Young Chimney Swifts!→
We are truly grateful to Chatham Fire Department and Eversource MA for assisting us with getting an Osprey chick back into its nest at Monomoy Middle School. The chick had been displaced from its nest by the tornadoes. Watch the video.
Wild Winter Night is WILDLY Successful for Wild Care!
Wild Care raised over $42,000 to continue providing life-saving care for wildlife, including $12,000 for Wild Care’s upcoming Clinic and Education Center Expansion Project. Over 200 guests enjoyed the delightful live music of Bert Jackson and Scott
Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!