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Want to expresses your love for wildlife and raise money for the animals at Greenwood? Well, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, we have an exciting new apparel design available in crewneck tee, V-neck, and a pullover hoodie just in time for fall. Choose between 12 different eye catching colors. Featuring a native wildflower, the coneflower, and a species Greenwood rehabilitates often, the Barn Swallow. This graphic tee not only shows off AWESOME wild things in Colorado, but also helps us fundraise so we can continue our work with…

One of our awesome M.I.C.E volunteers is also a writer. Check out this amazing piece she wrote about her experience at Greenwood: As a M.I.C.E. (Most Important Care and Enrichment) volunteer, you enjoy a flexible position which allows you to assist with daily jobs in and around the facility. Pick a weekly shift that fits your needs. Put your housekeeping, lawn care, plumbing, carpentry or other skills to work for a wonderful cause. Although there is no direct animal contact your efforts are vital to help Greenwood keep…

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Please DO NOT FEED baby squirrels. Many of the squirrels we’ve gotten recently have been fed by misinformed members of the public. This can eventually kill the baby. It’s heartbreaking for both the unknowing rescuer who fed the squirrel and for our Animal Care team. We all want to help these animals, but feeding them based on instructions or recipes you find online will only CAUSE HARM. At our rehabilitation center, they are fed by experienced staff and volunteers who have gone through many hours of training. They…

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After an online fundraiser called Wildlife Wednesday raised $23,420 dollars, Greenwood was ready to expand and build a whole new aviary for crows. This new space was built to allow Greenwood to raise orphaned crows into adulthood. Now we get to watch these little crows grow into their feathery attitudes. This building took a lot of work from volunteers, staff, the public, and other partners. One example is the large perches that hang in the enclosure. We put an ask out to the public to bring us tree…

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The Elk mating season is approaching. That means hundreds of tourists will flock to Colorado to view this amazing wildlife event. In honor of this seasonal occasion, we thought we might provide a few reminders of how to view wildlife safely and respectfully. 1.Binoculars If you really want to minimize your impact on the animal, binoculars are great. You can invest in a pair that really help you get a good view without the worry of spooking the animal in your direction. 2.If you can’t cover it with…

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…