Growing Up Wild – Wild Care’s virtual talk series all about baby animals
If you love baby animals, you’ll want to join Wild Care for our new four-part virtual talk series “Growing Up Wild” Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Join Executive Director Stephanie Ellis for Wild Care’s new virtual four-part talk series “Growing Up Wild” Wednesdays at 6:30pm starting on April 13th. This series includes talks about baby rabbits, birds, squirrels and 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.
Help, there’s a rabbit nest in my yard!
If you’ve got pets, kids and a garden you’ll want to join us 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. We have some useful tips to help share the 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!
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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!
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.
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