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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…

Shake up this satisfying wildlife-themed adult beverage with us during Wild Night’s Happy Hour. You’ll need: 1.5 ounces of vodka or gin 1 ounce of elderflower liqueur 1/2 lime (fresh squeezed) 2 sprigs of mint pure pressed applejuice to top off Instructions: In a shaker, add all the ingredients and a cup of ice. Shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes. Strain into a martini or highball glass and enjoy!

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As soon as you find a baby wild animal, it is very important that you do your best to reunite it with its family before taking it to the nearest licensed rehabilitator. Many baby animals who are found alone typically have parents in the area who are afraid of coming in contact with humans or out foraging for food. There are different protocols you should follow, depending on the type of critter you find and whether it’s injured or not. For specific instructions, call our center at 303-823-8455…

Sticky traps are one of the cruelest methods of pest control. These devices consist of a cardboard or plastic base and a strong, adhesive top layer. They are usually used to exterminate bugs and rodents. Unfortunately, many non-invasive animals get caught in these traps such as reptiles, squirrels, and even birds. The sticky adhesive is non-toxic, so the animal that becomes stuck can be there for days until it eventually dies. Once an animal is stuck, it’s nearly impossible for them to get free on their own. Feathers,…

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…

In the spirit of giving, we have compiled a list of all the things you can do to help Greenwood with our mission of rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife this holiday season.  1. AmazonSmile As you shop for gifts this season, remember to use AmazonSmile and be sure to designate your charity of choice to Greenwood Wildlife! The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to us! 2. King Soopers When planning holiday dinner, keep wildlife in mind by linking your King…

Many concerned community members have been calling us wondering how to help the local wildlife that might be fleeing from wildfires currently burning over 320,000 acres in Colorado. Rightfully so, the large plumes of smoke have been blocking out the sun and raining ash into our neighborhoods, a scary sight indeed. While wildfires undoubtedly have been much larger and more intense than the recent past, wildlife are used to these natural events. Still, there are things we can do to make the journey a little easier on the…

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…

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 still closed. If you…

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.