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Fireworks are used to celebrate America’s independence and nationhood on the Fourth of July. These celebrations range from festivals to parades to ceremonies. Below are some facts on impacts of fireworks and tips on how to protect wildlife during your celebrations: Limit air pollution to reduce adverse health effects Fireworks and firecrackers release poisonous smoke that can contain toxic gases, such as ozone and carbon dioxide, traces of heavy metals and other harmful chemicals. This fume of fine particles not only impacts the wildlife in close proximity to…

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The summer solstice, on June 21st, 2022, kicked off the official first day of summer with Earth’s longest day of sunshine in the Northern Hemisphere. There are a variety of traditions across the world that celebrate the midnight sun; however, most use this celestial event to give thanks to nature and its gifts. With each shift in season, the type and number of wild patients follow suit based on their natural cycles. Over the course of the year, the number of onsite animals at a specific time depends…

An imitated sparrow call by a Northern Mockingbird. The drum of a Red-bellied Woodpecker on a pine. A squeak of an Anna’s Hummingbird in courtship. The whispering song of a Steller’s Blue Jay. The list of bird sounds in Colorado could go on and on. The Difference Between Songs, Calls and Other Bird Sounds Bird vocalizations come in all tones, patterns and decibel levels. However, they all have one thing in common – these sounds are critical for their communication in the wild from warnings to courtships. Humans…

WILD NIGHT FOR WILDLIFE 2022 Admission: $60 Friday, September 16 Happy Hour 5:00 – 6:15 pm; Event Program 6:15 – 7:15 pmBoulder Jewish Community Center (JCC) – 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder Please join us in celebrating our 40th year of helping Colorado’s wildlife. An admission package for eight people can be purchased in advance for $450. For a donatedauction item valued at $500 or more, you will receive one free admission to the event.Sponsorships are available from $500 – $10,000. Event Details: Online auction with something for everyone…

How close is too close when it comes to wildlife? Have you ever come across wildlife and felt the need to get a closer look? Getting too close to an animal is extremely dangerous and can potentially lead to serious injuries. It’s important to keep wildlife wild, and observe from a distance. Below are some guidelines to follow in order to keep you, other people, and wildlife safe. Rule of “thumb” A good rule of “thumb” is to hold your arm straight and your thumb up when you…

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In 2021, more than 4,000 animals were treated by Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This is the highest number treated in recent history. Take a look at a few photos of some of our interesting wild patients throughout the year, captured by volunteer photographer Ken Forman. If you find orphaned, injured, or sick wildlife, please call Greenwood at 303-823-8455 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.

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Donate and benefit from tax write-offs in 2021! Below are a few deductions you can take advantage of when you give. Donate and benefit from tax write-offs in 2021! Below are a few deductions you can take advantage of when you give. Contributions benefit the thousands of wild patients we care for each year at Greenwood. This year, that was nearly 4,000 animals! Make a monetary donation If you donate via our website, a receipt will be emailed to you. If you make a cash donation at the…

What is Colorado Gives Day? Colorado Gives Day unites all Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits by giving to their favorite charities online. Coloradans are encouraged to join the statewide Colorado Gives Day movement by supporting their favorite causes online through ColoradoGives.org. Give Where You Live on Colorado Gives Day, December 7, 2021. What is the $1 Million Incentive Fund? Every donation made through ColoradoGives.org on Colorado Gives Day is boosted by the incentive fund. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent…

Why don’t ducks get frostbite when swimming in cold waters during the winter? Have you ever looked out into a cold pond and noticed the ducks playing happily in the water and wondered “How are they not freezing to death?” Well, it’s all due to the circulation in their feet! Ducks in particular do not have a lot of body fat to protect themselves during the cold winter months. It is crucial for them to minimize heat loss as much as possible. They do this through a unique,…

Halloween can be a dangerous time for wildlife, given all the exterior decorations and candy wrappers laying around. Below are a few examples of ways you can prevent wildlife from becoming harmed on this spooky holiday. Candy may be a treat for you, but the wrappers it comes in are a choking hazard for wildlife. This year especially, we will see more candy bowls left out on the front porch as a Covid-19 safety precaution. If you plan on doing so, keep a lid on the bowl so…