Living With Your Wild Neighbors
Saturday, January 26th, 2:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $5.00 per person
Presentation by Stephanie Ellis: Executive Director, Wild Care, Inc Hosted by Harwich Conservation Trust
“Help! A bird struck my window…,” or “There’s a baby squirrel at my doorstep…” Sometimes our wild neighbors need a healing hand from Wild Care, which serves as the nonprofit wildlife hospital located in Eastham dedicated to the rescue and release of injured and orphaned wildlife on Cape Cod. Wild Care operates a Wildlife Helpline, and rehabilitates over 1,700 animals per year; everything from bald eagles to white-footed mice. Stephanie will cover “what to do” when you find animals in distress, who to call on Cape Cod, and will provide tips for living with our wild neighbors. She will also bring special guests, “Nickerson” an educational Eastern Screech Owl, and turtle #45, Wild Care’s beloved educational Eastern Box Turtle. Stephanie was the Animal Care Coordinator of the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley and served as Exec. Dir. of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society in California. She has been leading Wild Care’s wildlife rehabilitation work since 2016.
Harwich Conservation Trust January & February Winter 2019 Talks are held at the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St., Harwich, MA 02645) in the multi-purpose room.
If you find an animal in
Our helpline and our facility
Blown Off-Course, Dovekies Find Helping Hands
Wild Care received six dovekies late last week. A sea-faring species, the birds were blown inland due to high northeast winds from a cold front that swept Cape Cod and much of Massachusetts Dec. 17. Two of the birds survived and were released Dec. 2READ ALL NEWS
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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!