Baby Pigeons deserve a chance

Every Life Deserves Compassion

Did you know, if given a plentiful food source, pigeons will reproduce all year round? These two nuggets were brought in by Stone from Stone River Wildlife Control. He can usually talk homeowners into letting babies grow up before blocking off nesting areas in attics and unfavorable places, but the homeowners where these two came […]

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The crow this feather belongs to was killed by poisoning

It’s not enough to talk

A personal plea from staff member, Tara Yesterday Gina and a coworker brought in a crow from the Essentia West parking lot. They had thought that it had hit a window. It was shivering and making raspy gurgling noises. When birds hit windows, they can regurgitate and aspirate fluids. They can also burst air sacks […]

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Wild rabbit

The Story of Sunny

We received a call today from a scared and concerned woman whose pet rabbit was sick and unresponsive. She had adopted a wild cottontail rabbit from a store that sold domestic rabbits. They had told her it was hand raised and not releasable back to the wild. She was told it would be fine with […]

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Three of thirty juvenile pigeons who were rescued from starvation

Pigeons rescued from a nightmare

Wildwoods received thirty baby and juvenile pigeons who had all been trapped in an attic with no way to escape. A man had been cited by the city because there were so many pigeons living in and around his house. He shooed away some of the adults, but didn’t call anyone to remove the rest […]

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We’re A Community Resource

Wildwoods handles all kinds of animals, everything from porcupines to snapping turtles, eagles to voles. We provide medicine, food, wound care, safety and comfort to hundreds of wild animals each year. Not only do we serve these animals, but we also serve our community by providing a resource for people when they’ve come across a […]

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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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