Baby Squirrel Do’s and Don’ts By Laura Burfield Each year, we raise and release hundreds of orphaned baby squirrel patients. Some of these babies are true orphans, meaning their mother is gone for good and won’t be coming back for them. In many instances, however, mama will return and retrieve her babies. Mother squirrels usually have at least one alternate nest site because they’re well-prepared and savvy to the dangers of wild living! Mama will move them, one-by-one, as soon as she feels it’s safe to do so….

by Laura Burfield, Animal Care Liaison As you know (because we’ve been saying it a lot and then some), it’s baby season at Greenwood! You also know that we really, really (for real, really!) need your help keeping up with supplies in caring for these little orphaned wild ones. We are excited to say that we’ve made it super simple and convenient to shop online for these babes. There are now three online baby registries at retailers where you can click and shop for in-kind donations of our most-needed baby shower wish list items:…

Vote for Greenwood Wildlife by March 31 in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder County Have you ever needed help with an orphaned, injured or sick wild animal? Greenwood could use your vote! We’re trying to get Greenwood on the map with Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder County survey. Currently, Greenwood is not a featured entity in the drop-down choices for any category…but, if enough people write in Greenwood, we will be added to the drop-down selections for next year! Here’s what you can do to help: Visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3343553/0805ade15740…

The baby wild ones need you! by Laura Burfield, Greenwood Animal Care Liaison   Nature has officially announced it’s baby season for our wild neighbors! Wild Parents everywhere are beginning their important business of bringing more babies into our world. Greenwood cares for thousands of baby birds, goslings, ducklings and baby mammals each year and mid-March marks this year’s official start of baby season at the Center. It takes extensive, dedicated care and profound generosity from many kind people to raise these spring orphans. We need every bit…

Help injured and orphaned wildlife by making a voluntary contribution to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Cash Fund on your Colorado tax return this year.  For the first time, donating to this fund will help support licensed wildlife rehabilitators that care for these animals through Colorado Parks & Wildlife programs, often at their own expense. Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has opted out of receiving these funds for now. Having a stable, funded network of rehabilitators helps to relieve the animal overload that all Colorado wildlife rehabilitation organizations are…

Greenwood is excited to announce the establishment of March 10 as National Wildlife Rehabilitators Appreciation Day (NWRAD) to recognize and raise awareness about the thousands of licensed wildlife rehabilitators across the United States who selflessly and tirelessly care for orphaned and injured wildlife so that they can be released back into their natural habitats.     Here’s how you can help show appreciation:  1. Send your local wildlife rehabilitator a simple, “Thank you!” card – click here for Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s rehabilitators list. 2. Bring lunch or snacks –…