Wild Care’s Wild Encounters! Presenting at Cape Cod Beer 2/22

HYANNIS, MA— “Help! I found a baby bird!…There’s an orphaned squirrel at my doorstep… I just found an injured seabird… Now what do I do?”  On Wednesday February 22, stop by Cape Cod Beer to learn about Cape Wild Care’s animal rehabilitation strategies and hear stories from the field.

Dovekies and Dunkel Weizen. Photo by Leo Seletsky
Dovekies and Dunkel Weizen. Photo by Leo Seletsky

Executive Director Stephanie Ellis will present on Wild Care’s work as a rehabilitation center that serves over 1,200 animals per year ranging from injured Bald Eagles to Deer Mice. As part of the presentation, Stephanie will also share information on what to do when you find animals in distress and provide tips for living with our wild neighbors!

Wild Care, Inc. is a nonprofit wildlife hospital dedicated to the rescue and release of injured and orphaned wildlife on Cape Cod.

This presentation is another great opportunity to learn about nature in your backyard and enjoy some of Cape Cod Beer’s fine beverages. Presentations occur on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6pm from January to April at Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis located at 1336 Phinney’s Lane as part of the   “Wildlife on Tap” Lecture Series. Tickets are $10 online and $13 at the door.

For more information and to register, please visit www.massaudubon.org/longpasture or call Arlene Sliwoski at (508) 362-7475 Ext. 9353.

Puffins and Porter! Photo by Wild Care, Inc.
Puffins and Porter! Photo by Wild Care, Inc.

Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1896 by two inspirational women who were committed to the protection of birds, Mass Audubon is now one of the largest and most prominent conservation organizations in New England. Today we are respected for our sound science, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature. Each year, our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries welcomes nearly half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and serves as the base for our work. To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit www.massaudubon.org.

Beach Blonde Babes. Photo by Wild Care, Inc.
Beach Blonde Babes. Photo by Wild Care, Inc.

About Cape Cod Beer: Founded in 2004, Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod’s original craft beer and is proudly dedicated to fresh, delicious, local beer. Located in Hyannis, Cape Cod Beer is self-distributed and is available on draft and in cans from Plymouth to Provincetown. The brewery is open six days a week year-round for tastings, tours and events. The brewery store features a large selection of products made on Cape Cod. Find out more about the company, schedule a private tour or event and view beer styles at www.CapeCodBeer.com.

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

508-240-2255

Our helpline and our facility
are open EVERY DAY from
9:00am-5:00pm.
We are located at the
Eastham rotary.

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