Greenwood is looking for a few good, privately owned spots to release some rehabilitated Fox Squirrels! Must have: –  a water source – trees – be willing to let rehabbers hang a nest box Releases will begin around mid- to late-October. Property away from major highways/roadways is preferred. If interested, please fill out a Release Site Form, which can be found on our website – www.greenwoodwildlife.org/?page_id=895 Email the completed form to Lea Peshock, Animal Care Supervisor, at lea@greenwoodwildlife.org    

American Goldfinches—A Harbinger of Summer’s Close Many people think of robins as harbingers of spring. I think of American Goldfinches as harbingers of the end of the avian breeding season. The American Goldfinch—sometimes referred to as the “wild canary”—is one of the latest breeders in North America. Formerly known as Carduelis tristis, American Goldfinches had (note the past tense there—had) a very logical genus name, from carduus (Latin for “thistle”). I always liked that genus name for these birds, since thistle is one of the most important plants…