Update: Thanks to super-star transport volunteer Elda these hawks have found a ride.
Help! This Red-tailed Hawk (left) and Goshawk (right) need a ride from Wildwoods in Duluth to the Raptor Center at the U of M in St. Paul ASAP. Can you offer them a ride in a quiet, pet-free car? Call us at 218-491-3604 for details. Please do not email or message us on Facebook as we are not always by the computer. Calling is the best way to go.
Thank You Thursday took a bit of a break last week and we apologize for the delay. Last Thursday Swim Creative celebrated their 10th birthday by collecting donations at their Cannon Ball birthday party! Thanks to Swim for their amazing support and for inviting us to their SUPER fun birthday bash!
This hummingbird was brought to us by the McGovern family who found it in their yard, unable to fly. If you look closely you can see it’s little tongue flick in and out as it eats specially formulated nectar to help it get back on it’s feet, er, wings.
Wildwoods was featured in Fox21’s Animal Answers segment this morning! Check out the talented Tara Smith, Volunteer Coordinator for Wildwoods, talking about what we do and why we do it.
When you hear “call of the wild,” a trip to the Lake Superior Zoo might come to mind. For many in the Northland, we interact with wildlife at some point in our lives. But what happens when that interaction becomes a lifesaving action?
Some people have asked us what the environmental impact of building a new facility for our wildlife rehabilitation efforts will be. We spent several years planning, revising those plans, and revising the revisions to make sure we were being responsible stewards of the land within our property and surrounding it. A proper balance needed to be struck between the needs of our patients, staff, city & county regulations, and the environment. This is not an easy, or cheap, thing to do but it is important. We’ve done our due diligence and we are certain that we have found the right balance. Continue reading Environmental impact of our new facility→
When this juvenile Great Blue Heron came in he was skinny and too weak to stand. After fluids and a tube feeding of an easy-to-digest diet made for fish-eating birds, he looked much better. It will still be touch and go with him for a while. However, he is off to a good start!
Staff members have to be extremely careful with herons who have sharp beaks, and, as you can see, defend themselves adeptly with them! They use their dagger-like bills to stab fish when they’re hunting. For more information on Great Blue Herons, visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Swim Creative is turning 10 this year and wants you to celebrate with them! Join Swim, Big Wave Dave and The Ripples and more at Clyde Iron Works on August 11th. Entry is free, but they are suggesting a $10 donation which will come to Wildwoods! It’s going to be a great night and we’d love for you to head down and show your support of organizations like Swim Creative that support Wildwoods. For more info, click here.