Domestic Cats Causing Danger to Themselves and Environment

Domestic Cats Causing Danger to Themselves and Environment
  By: Paige Goodstein Thousands of people let their indoor cats freely roam the great outdoors. However, letting your cat outside for some fresh air could have grave impacts on both the environment and your feline. It is important for all cat owners to know these impacts, and what you can do to help. Wildlife Mortality Cats are natural predators. Therefore, instinctively, they prey on other animals. According to studies, the mortality rate of

Protecting your Pond from Wildlife (while keeping them safe)!

Protecting your Pond from Wildlife (while keeping them safe)!
It’s the time that raccoons and herons wait all year for! Of course, we’re talking about backyard ponds opening back up! As ponds thaw out from winter and the fish become more active again, it’s prime time for birds and raccoons to take the opportunity to go fishing. While we want to respect these animals from a distance, we also want to make sure our ponds remain a safe place for the fish. If you realize fish are disappearing from your pond, you may ha...

The Benefit of Counting Birds

The Benefit of Counting Birds
Freedom Center for Wildlife volunteer Allison McClure recently published an article in The Huffington Post titled, "Counting Birds: Over a Century of Citizen Science." The article highlights three important projects, including the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and the Great Backyard Bird Count, in which tens of thousands of people participate every year. The combined data from these citizen science projects help researchers understand factors

Getting Ready for Fall and Winter

Getting Ready for Fall and Winter
We always breathe a sigh of relief when fall approaches, and we congratulate ourselves for surviving the spring and summer baby season. However, there really is no “down time” in wildlife rehabilitation. Some local wildlife still think it’s time to have babies, like squirrels, rabbits, and the occasional dove or pigeon. But for the young born in spring, the autumn months test their skills at finding food and shelter, usually the first time without their mo...

Magical Vacation with Environmental Pixie Dust

Magical Vacation with Environmental Pixie Dust
Okay, so any vacation for a wildlife rehabilitator is a magical one, but taking a vacation with a company that cares about the environment just adds more pixie dust to getting away! When deciding on a vacation, a cruise is certainly a good way to go. If you want to look at low environmental impact vacations, a cruise may not be your first thought. It may not even be your hundredth thought- big ships with thousands of people generating waste and doing who k