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. We still have plenty of space open during our SPRING sessions, so APPLY TODAY. 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…

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…

From buying your very own Greenwood Calendar to donating on Colorado Gives Day, there are many ways to support Greenwood during the holidays. This Greenwood Calendar features our patients from 2019. Enjoy 12 months of Colorado wildlife. Pick up your own today at the center for just $20 or call to have it mailed for a small fee . This makes a great gift for any wildlife lover! Buy apparel from Bonfire.com Since our last apparel campaign, we have added a Women’s Slim-Fit Tee with new colors!Click here…

In the last 50 years, 3 billion birds have disappeared from the planet. While many in the birding community have noticed declines at their backyard feeders, this compilation of data from the largest bird organizations shows just how alarming these losses are. A study was published based on years of citizen science and research. The message was very clear. One in every four birds is gone and there is something we can do about it.  The habitat that has the most significant loss is grasslands. Like the grasslands in…

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…

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Brrrr… Winter is coming and that means our wild friends will be looking for places to keep warm. Consider these wildlife proofing tips so that you don’t come home to discover uninvited guests in your house this season! Before you get started, make sure there is no one living in spaces around your home already! They might stay under your shed or deck, in your chimney, or even find a way into your attic. Check out this diagram for an idea of where they like to hangout. If…

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Wildlife Wednesday is Greenwood’s annual online fundraiser where we appeal to supporters to help reach a specific monetary goal. This year we raised $20,000 to renovate our outdoor fox enclosure. The updates allow us to keep injured and orphaned foxes at Greenwood longer in the rehabilitation process instead of transferring them to another rehabilitator once they are ready to be moved outside!  For orphaned foxes kits, a raised ceiling will give them plenty of room to pounce and play. We are excited to see these little hunters thrive!…