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Colorado is seeing more and more human-bobcat interactions. Habitat availability and a decrease in prey density in their natural ranges are just some of the reasons these cats are being sighted in more urban areas. It’s very important that you not only know how to identify a bobcat, but what to do if you run into one. Identifying a bobcat Bobcats are commonly mixed up with the lynx species as they look very similar at first glance. The bobcat is twice the size of a house cat and…

There are many ways you can help wildlife at home. Simple steps such as growing native plants, not using harmful pesticides on your yard, and providing water stations are all things that can essentially help the wellbeing of wildlife in your area. Growing Native Plants Planting native plants is a great way to support wildlife around your home and provide them with the right nutrients. Native plants provide birds with many benefits such as nesting materials, shelter, and food. The Common Sunflower is a great plant that provides…

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Oh no, you’ve found a bird’s nest in the old backyard tree you want to remove! What do you do? There are regulations regarding the moving or destroying of nests, so make sure to do your research before taking action. Here are some of the most important rules to know: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) states that it is illegal to “take (kill), possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such bird except…

The local lagomorph rehabilitator at Colorado Wild Rabbit Foundation is planning to retire, leaving no one to care for bunnies from north Denver to the Wyoming border. In order for Greenwood to accommodate rising needs, we plan to build a new structure on our 2.84-acre property to accommodate the rabbits along the Front Range that need us! Greenwood has already raised the majority of the funds needed to build a new rabbit care facility, and we have started construction. Now we need your help. We need to complete…

Imagine you are flying over Boulder. The land is scattered with small bodies of water and Boulder Creek winds through town, looking like a icy black runway. As a large bird that has been migrating all day, you think one of these places might be a great spot to fish and rest. You begin to descend onto the ice but right as you are about to dip your webbed toes into the chilly slush, you realize this is not water at all. Your feet come to a halt…

Our 3,000th patient came to Greenwood on a hazy October morning here in Colorado. She was a young Fox Squirrel that had become orphaned at some point a few days prior. She was hungry and scrawny, barely weighing 3 ounces. When our rehabilitator retrieved her from the bucket her rescuers and brought her in, he noticed fleas jumping off of the little runt’s fur. He carefully scooped her up and coated her in flea powder, then placed her in a neat crochet nest. Before she could be fed,…

Greenwood is excited to present our live auction experiences and items during the 12th annual Wild Night for Wildlife! Our live auction debuts dreamy, week-long getaways to Delray Beach, Florida, delectable date nights and more. You can easily bid online during our live event on Saturday, September 19th. See our list below: Bee Yard Tour Tour a working bee yard in Berthoud with Beth Conrey, past president of the Colorado State Beekeepers Association and proprietor of Bee Squared Bee Products. You and up to 3 guests will work with…

In these bizarre times, every day is feeling a bit more like the opening credits to Bird Box (a good scary movie – check it out on Netflix ;-)). That being said, why not do something fun that attracts birds to your backyard and that will also help tame potential boredom? It is spring migration for these animals, after all. We have several project ideas that include recycled items and “things around the house”. No additional shopping is needed for most of these! It’s time to grab your…

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…