Birds can be seen nesting all around Colorado this time of year. From low hanging branches to mud covered cliff dwellings. One day you may come across a young bird that has fallen from or left the nest. This blog will walk you through exactly what to do.These animals have three stages of life. It is important to know what stage the bird is in order to move on to the next steps. HatchlingHatchling birds have almost no down feathers on their bodies. Their eyes are closed and…

Maybe you don’t want your co-workers judging the fountain of snack wrappers in the background of your Zoom conference call. Maybe you want to spice up your virtual happy hour with cute raccoon cubs that will have your gal pals saying, “AWWWW!”. Either way, we have the pictures you need for your next Zoom video chat. Click to download. Click to download. Click to download. Click to download. Click to download. Click to download. Click to download.

Want to spread a little pun? We know we could all use an extra reason to smile these days, so we’ve created these adorable e-cards. *Scroll to the bottom for special Father’s Day e-cards! Simply click the link, press the “…” button in the top right corner and select “download”. You can email with your own message or send via text message!  Share some digital laughs and images of the heart-warming patients from Greenwood!

Baby squirrels are here! Wildlife Wednesday is April 15! Please donate to our annual online fundraiser! We are grateful that Greenwood is considered essential, and we can continue to care for wildlife in need. Since we remain open, we need your donations to provide necessary supplies such as food and medications during these tough times. Life is difficult for all of us right now, some more than others, but we can still celebrate our wonderful communities and the wild animals that inhabit them. Greenwood’s hard work treating orphaned…

For National Zoo Lovers Day, we would like to highlight the different ways that zoos help wildlife in comparison with wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers (like Greenwood). All of them have a similar mission related to helping wild animals but each does this in distinct ways. It is important to be aware of these differences so that you and your family can learn about wildlife and support them in the appropriate ways. Colorado is lucky to be a haven for wild animals like bear, mountain lion, Fox Squirrel,…

If you’ve ever rescued an animal to bring to Greenwood, you know how stressful it can be to worry about another life. As animal lovers, we want to do everything we can to minimize suffering and ultimately save the animal. The staff, interns, and volunteers at Greenwood deal with these high-stake situations daily and sometimes are forced to make difficult decisions as a result. Those in caregiver positions, like that of a wildlife rehabilitator, can sometimes experience a condition known as compassion fatigue. Caring for many patients, some…

Greenwood hosts several 8 and 12 week internship sessions throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The internship is meant to provide nursing experience with our wild patients and on-the-job training in basic rehabilitation skills. As an intern at Greenwood, you will get the opportunity to care for many species, including: Fox Squirrel Raccoon House Finch American Robin Mallard Canada Goose Crow Merganser Grebe Hummingbird and many more…. You will learn the protocols and best practices to care for orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife. Our licensed rehabilitators and mentors…

written by: Chelsea Barrett City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) staff, trustees, and Prairie Dog Working group are in the process of drafting a plan to address prairie dogs on approximately 280 acres of land that they have designated as irrigable. According to the draft plan, irrigable refers to areas “that are associated with water rights and water that is typically available at a time, in a place and in amounts such that those OSMP lands are, or are able to be, irrigated for agricultural…

There are two major ways you can support wildlife this tax season. It’s an easy opportunity to help wildlife rehabilitators around Colorado. This will aid their efforts to protect and preserve this state’s precious wildlife. Option 1: Tax Check Off You can use a simple form called the Voluntary Contributions Schedule in your regular state tax documents to donate a portion of your refund to the “Colorado Nongame Conservation and Wildlife Restoration Cash Fund”. Write in the amount you would like to donate to the fund in the…

Wildlife has a great way of warming hearts and sparking inspiration. If you have a creative knack we welcome you to create a design for one or more of a variety of merchandise products to fundraise for Greenwood! These items will help Greenwood raise money for the orphaned and injured animals that come to us. To get started, read simple guidelines for best practices when it comes to your design. We’d love to see your creations and wild animals will benefit! Pick your canvas We are partnering with…