GROWING UP WILD April 7-28, 2023

If you love baby animals, you’ll want to join Wild Care for our four-part virtual talk series GROWING UP WILD  Fridays at 2:00 PM

Join Executive Director Stephanie Ellis for Wild Care’s virtual four-part talk series “Growing Up Wild” Fridays at 2:00pm starting on April 7th. This series includes talks about baby rabbits, birds, squirrels, mice, and Virginia Opossums. Hear all about what makes each of these baby animals so unique, learn all about their different nesting habits, how you can help keep them wild, and more. Each talk will be full of fun, useful, and interesting information you’ll be sure to enjoy. So bring the kids and your questions and join us for Growing Up Wild.

Just click on the links below at the scheduled date and time to listen-in and join the question and answer conversations. No prior registration is needed. Donations are accepted and appreciated, but not required. They help us take care of orphaned baby animals and emergency patients in our wildlife clinic.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry, each talk will be recorded and posted to our YouTube Channel for viewing any time afterwards.

Help, there’s a rabbit nest in my yard!


If you’ve got pets, kids and a garden you’ll want to listen in for some great advice on how to co-exist when rabbits move into your backyard. We all know kids and pets are naturally curious about baby animals, and now that the weather is warming they will all be spending more time outdoors. Join Wild Care’s Executive Director Stephanie Ellis as she shares some useful tips to help share your backyard safely, keep pets out of a nest, know what to look for before mowing or cleaning up your garden, and how to tell if baby rabbits are orphaned or not.


Wild about baby squirrels and mice!

Squirrels and mice can make their nests in all kind of unexpected places. We’ll talk about ways to discourage them from building nests in your car, garden equipment and grills, and what to do if they do. Squirrels typically have two litters every year and are very attentive mothers. Mice can have many litters in a season, and don’t like to leave babies behind. We can help you encourage mom to move her young if their nest is in a less than favorable place. Find out all about their habits, and help us to prevent squirrel and mouse orphans!



So you found a baby bird, now what?

We’ve all at some time seen a baby bird out of the nest and wanted to help but didn’t know the best thing to do. We’ll talk about what to do, and what not to do so that these little ones will have the best chance of survival. Teenage songbirds are out of the nest before they can fly and are not always in need of help. Join this informative talk, and help us to prevent birdnapping!


Awesome Opossum!

APRIL 28th @ 2:00PM

Opossums are anything but ordinary backyard inhabitants! These nocturnal marsupials are known for playing ‘possum, being more rabies resistant than most mammals, and eating ticks, but there are so many other things that make them incredible. Did you know that they also have opposable thumbs and use their tongue like a cat to clean themselves? Baby opossums are called Joeys and when first born, are the size of a honey bee! Be sure to join us and find out the many things that make the opossum so awesome, and how to determine if opossums are orphaned.


If you find an animal in
distress, please call us at:


Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
We are located at the
Orleans rotary (on the Eastham side).

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Poison Is Never the Answer

Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis recently sent a letter to the Joint Committee, Environment and Natural Resources in MA urging them to support upcoming local Bills that would regulate the use of dangerous rodenticides in MA.



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