Daily critter report from Wildwoods…
The youngest 6 mice are eating on their own at last–yay! All of the squirrels, chipmunks, the flying squirrel, and the woodchuck are doing well. The recovering injured birds (songbirds, ring-billed gulls, pigeons, and grouse) are fine.
The baby bunny who was attacked by a cat and lost part of his skin is doing great so far; he’s passed the 48 hour period when we lose most of our cat-bit wildlife, so that bodes well for him!
We got 3 little fledging sparrows yesterday (white-throated? not sure…). They were fine, but we could not convince the people who were concerned about them to leave them alone. It was finally painfully clear to us that they were going to get messed with and messed with, with the best of intentions, until they were dead.
They are a lot of work, and hard to feed because they are so tiny, but doing well. They are hard to contain–like little feathered popcorn bouncing around the room when I’m trying to feed them! Hope to have them foraging and self-feeding soon. With birds this tiny, my bifocals just don’t cut it anymore!
The geese are mowing our lawn for us, section by section, and fertilizing it, too! They’re headed out to Wild and Free tomorrow. We’ll also be sending 3 orphaned ducklings who fell down into a storm drain. Thanks to Skip and his family, and to the Duluth Fire Dept (I LOVE those guys!) for rescuing them!
The 4 baby raccoons are doing great, and we also got another tiny baby raccoon today, who was orphaned when her mom was hit by a car. She is so tiny for this time of year–about 100 g. Perhaps her mom had 2 litters?
And that’s the daily news from Wildwoods!
Wildwoods is always looking for volunteers, local business partners, and philanthropically minded Duluthians. Especially as we have grown by leaps and bounds this year, we are starting to think about a new facility. If you suggestions in any of these areas, drop me an email at [email protected].
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