Many animals that come to Greenwood are injured as a result of some form of human impact. A large number of the birds we see were injured by striking windows. In a new initiative to improve bird conservation, Denver has become one of the 30 Urban Bird Treaty Cities in the United States. A major goal of the program is to reduce the number of bird collisions with city buildings. In conjunction with the treaty, a program called Lights Out Denver will work to collect data on the…

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Greenwood is excited to present our amazing list of thrilling adventures and delightful experiences for our live auction during the 11th annual Wild Night for Wildlife! We also hold a silent auction featuring over 100 items that range from wine and chocolate pairing to a behind the scenes tour at the Museum of Nature and Science. Our live auction debuts dreamy, week-long getaways to Maui and extravagant date nights. See our list below: One-week Stay in Puerto Vallarta timeshare (other options in Mexico) Enjoy a one-week stay in…

A baby raccoon may look like it could be a cuddly pet, but there are many reasons why they don’t belong on your couch.  Raccoons are like the other wild animals that inhabit Colorado, they will resort to instincts that help them survive. That means this fuzzy ball of cuteness could one day turn into an unruly house guest. We’ve heard stories where a raccoon raised from infancy got out and attacked a kid in their neighborhood, or bit the family dog. There are reasons why it’s illegal…

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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…

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…