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Why do some animals thrive in urban spaces while others falter? The animals we see in our backyards: squirrels, finches, raccoons, and rabbits all seem to handle our pollution, noise, and concrete rather well in comparison with most other species. Animals like Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep on the other hand, aren’t so adaptable. So why do some animals thrive while others are pushed further into the small swaths of habitat they have left? 1. One man’s trash is another man’s (or coon’s) treasure. Some animals have adapted to…

Calling all artsy wildlife lovers! Greenwood is working on releasing several wild designs of Popsocket phone grips made by our very own community, that means you! Creating your own Popsocket design on behalf of Greenwood is simple and a fun way to show support. Here is how to get started: Create an account on Poptivism. Find your cause (that’s us!) by searching “Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center” under the “Animals” category Upload your own design! Preview your design (read tips on how to create an amazing looking Popsocket below)…

Winter can leave Coloradans feeling dull and somber. The sound of songbirds fades away, the green turns to gray, and wildlife viewing is sparse. As soon as spring approaches, baby animals start to appear in tree nests and burrows, the sound of birds finds its way back through our windows, greenery emerges, and chattering squirrels frolic. For Greenwood, this is one of the busiest times of the year. A litter of baby squirrels, tiny and eyes closed, wander through the leaves of their mother’s nest. We call them…

Thank you for attending Wild Night on Friday, September 7 this year. It happened earlier than previous years, the weekend after Labor Day. Last year’s Wild Night was a huge success, clearing over $110,000 to help the animals in our care. Please join us for another fun-filled evening at the UCAR Event Center in Boulder from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Additional information about the event can be found on the Wild Night page on our website. Don’t miss the open bar with wine and beer, delicious appetizers, savory…

Everybody’s heard of “Spring Cleaning”. Well, it’s time to create a new trend, “Winter Wildlife Proofing” (though ideally it should start before the first snow). When the leaves begin to change and the days begin to shorten, local wildlife are just starting to look for warm spaces to spend the remainder of the winter months, and create nesting sites for spring babies. Breeding season starts in late January for some wildlife so now is the time to seal up your home, to prevent unwanted furry residents: Check and…