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When Greenwood gets a murder (group of Crows) it starts to feel like Halloween at the center. This isn’t because Crows are spooky, rather, our staff dons some odd additions to their typical uniforms. Masks that imitate the bird are worn when animal care staff are feeding and cleaning to prevent habituation to humans while they are in their formative stages of development. They are adorned with shiny black beaks and iridescent feathers. Sometimes you might hear a light “CAWW” from underneath their mask. Imprinting is an important…

Imagine stopping at a traffic light when a pair of Canada Geese start to cross the road. You’re excited to see they are new parents! You count the goslings as they waddle swiftly, trying to keep up with Ma and Pa. 1, 2, 3……13, 14, 15. Fifteen gosling babies! How is it possible? Well, these aren’t all the biological babies of this Goose pair. It’s more of a gosling kindergarten, called a creche (pronounced kresh). Geese tend to act as babysitters for several parents at a time as…

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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…

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While Greenwood is an organization that prides itself on the rehabilitation of individual animals, we also hope our efforts benefit the entire ecosystem and it’s species. Species that are on the decline are categorized as “endangered” or “threatened” by Federal and State laws. They are meant to be protected under those laws. While Greenwood doesn’t often rehabilitate endangered animals, we do bolster Colorado’s wildlife in any way that we can. Because Endangered Species Week is here, we thought we might highlight the magnificent success of Lynx reintroduction into…

Last month, a Canada Goose was brought to Greenwood with a band around its leg. He hatched sometime during or before 2002 and was banded in 2003. A small aluminum bracelet with numbers that read 0958-86038 was banded to his ankle. For 16 years this goose wore his bling; supporting scientists’ attempts to collect valuable data. United States Geological Survey (USGS) stands for science in a changing world which is why we made sure to report the band upon arrival of Greenwood.The effort to band waterfowl and birds…

JUNE 26 – All day @ Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana (Boulder & Gunbarrel) JULY 9 – Dinner only @ Parma Trattoria – Mozzarella Bar (Louisville) OCTOBER 18 – All day @ Twisted Pine Brewing (Boulder)

Donate on Your Tax Return to Support Colorado’s Wildlife Since there is no such thing as bird healthcare and the need for rehabilitation is rising, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) was prompted to create an easy way to donate to rehabilitators that care for sensitive wildlife across the state. These rehabilitators have limited funds and often take it upon themselves to cover medical costs. Now, wildlife and animal lovers throughout Colorado can simply utilize the Voluntary Contributions Schedule (104CH) in their normal tax forms to donate part or…

We are incredibly grateful to have had your support this year at our tenth annual Wild Night for Wildlife. This event marked a beautiful celebration of our communities dedication to Colorado wildlife. Thank you for showing your commitment to helping the wild mammals and birds we care for at Greenwood, none of our work could be done without you! Wild Night 2018 grossed nearly $160,000, helping to rehabilitate the injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife of Colorado’s Front Range. With your contribution, we are able to take care these…

Help Greenwood Wildlife and Rocky Mountain Wild celebrate the second Colorado Endangered Species Week, May 13 – 19. We’re so lucky to live in a state with abundant native wildlife. While many of our native species are thriving, there are also many threatened and endangered species in our state. We love all of our local wildlife, but our endangered species deserve some extra acknowledgement. That’s why we’re celebrating Colorado Endangered Species Week, with a series of special events, films, resources, and suggestions for helping these animals. Special thanks…

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…