In the last 50 years, 3 billion birds have disappeared from the planet. While many in the birding community have noticed declines at their backyard feeders, this compilation of data from the largest bird organizations shows just how alarming these losses are. A study was published based on years of citizen science and research. The message was very clear. One in every four birds is gone and there is something we can do about it.  The habitat that has the most significant loss is grasslands. Like the grasslands in…

On October 19th, Greenwood received a melanistic (black) fox who was badly in need of treatment. She had a severe case of mange, which was so far progressed that she could barely open her eyes. Mange is a horrific disease caused by parasitic mites that burrow into the skin resulting in itching and hair loss. It is often a death sentence for wild animals if there is nobody who can help. The disease leads to extended pain and suffering, which is a tragic way to die. When the…

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Brrrr… Winter is coming and that means our wild friends will be looking for places to keep warm. Consider these wildlife proofing tips so that you don’t come home to discover uninvited guests in your house this season! Before you get started, make sure there is no one living in spaces around your home already! They might stay under your shed or deck, in your chimney, or even find a way into your attic. Check out this diagram for an idea of where they like to hangout. If…