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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.

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…

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…

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…

*this information does not apply to waterfowl and shorebirds* Birds don’t abandon their young often. That is why it is important for people that are concerned about a baby bird to attempt to reunite it with it’s mother first. Mom bird knows exactly how to raise her babies so that they thrive in the wild. If the bird is bleeding, caught by a pet, or cold it might need to be brought to Greenwood. Give us a call any day from 9AM – 4PM at 303-823-8455. Otherwise, there…