Do NOT Use Poison

Do not ever use poison. Warning: there are some disturbing images in this post that may not be suitable for some readers. As the temperatures drop and winter gets nearer, critters make their way through holes into our homes. Please remember that they are just trying to survive and we have provided a fantastic habitat for them. […]

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a Black-capped Chickadee suffers from head trauma due to a window-strike

Birds, migration and your windows

Originally published in the Budgeteer. Migration. It’s a herald of change, a thing of mystery and beauty. A few years ago as I was walking along a trail in Gooseberry State Park, I heard quite a loud racket above me. I looked up and was awestruck by the number of robins flitting about the tree […]

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Be A Good Neighbor To Wild Animals In the Northland

Education is an important aspect of what we do at Wildwoods. Staff member Elle Ustipak recently gave a talk at the Duluth Library, which was covered by Fox21 KQDS. Watch here: Wildlife experts say it’s time to be a good neighbor to the animals that are living around the Northland. Source: Be A Good Neighbor […]

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All About Bats

All About Bats

In the past, myth and superstition have caused humans to fear bats. However, the more we learn about bats, the more we learn to value them! Minnesota bats eat flying insects, and so offer excellent natural pest control. A single little brown bat can eat 1200 mosquitoes an hour, while big brown bats eat harmful crop pests, such […]

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Lead & Wildlife

Lead & Wildlife

Ammunition Lead is a potent toxin, and our lawmakers have removed it from paint, pipes, and gasoline to protect human health. Despite this, we pump many tons of lead into our environment every year in the form of lead ammunition used for deer hunting.  Eagles scavenging deer carcasses and gut piles may consume small pieces […]

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About your pets and their relationship to wildlife

Pets & Wildlife

Wildlife/pet interactions create problems for everyone. It’s far easier to manage the movement and behavior of pets than those of wild animals. Supervising pets and not allowing them to roam freely are the most effective ways to prevent pet/wildlife conflicts. Cats We’ve enjoyed a special bond with cats since domesticating them some 4000 years ago. […]

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About feeding wildlife

Feeding Wildlife

Many people enjoy feeding wildlife because it allows for close contact, or because they believe they are helping the animals survive. While seeing wild animals up close is fun, providing wild animals with a constant, human supplied food source often leads to problems for both animals and humans. There are many good reasons not to […]

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What to do when animals are in your attic

Animals in the Attic

An animal is living in my attic/garage/porch… Using lethal methods to control nuisance animals can result in orphaned babies. Live trapping and relocating of animals can cause the spread of disease, result in orphaned babies, and decrease an animal’s chance for survival. Instead, use deterrence methods. An adult animal that is effectively deterred will also move […]

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A Friendly Reminder

Baby season is in full swing here in the Northland and we just want to take a minute to remind everyone out there that there are a few rules to follow when you find a wild animal that may need help. Don’t panic. Call us at 218-491-3604 immediately. If we don’t pick up, leave a […]

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