Wolf Hollow News

New Heron Cage Completed

Our new Heron Cage is complete and ready for it’s first occupant. A grant from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enabled us to build this new enclosure, which is 36 feet long, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high. Heron Cage Complete May 2017 (5)

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Meet Our Seasonal Staff and Interns

Megan Perry – Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator

DSCN7417Megan recently moved from Southern California to join the Wolf Hollow team as our Seasonal Rehabilitator. She has worked with Wolf Hollow in the past, first as an intern in 2010, and again as a Seasonal Rehabilitator in 2013. Megan has a Bachelors degree in Human Development from Long Beach State University, and received her Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology from Carrington College in 2015. Megan earned her Registered Vet. Tech.  License in 2016, and has spent the last three years working as a veterinary technician in a clinic that specialized in both exotic and domestic pet care.  As Seasonal Rehabilitator, Megan is involved in all aspects of animal care, as well as intern training and guidance. 

 

Alyssa Latrobe – Rehab Intern.

Alyssa Latrobe (2)Alyssa came all the way from Florida to be our first intern of 2017.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Florida State University. Alyssa’s animal care experience comes from working with a range of pets and farm animals and also from an internship and work as an Animal Keeper at Tigers for Tomorrow animal sanctuary.

 

 

Kinsey Bickham – Rehab Intern

DSCN7415Kinsey arrived at Wolf Hollow in mid-May, as our second intern of 2017.
Kinsey is currently working towards a degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology and a focus on pre-veterinary requirements at the University of Texas. Volunteering in the parvovirus intensive care unit at Austin Pets Alive! made her realize that animal care might be the career for her, and encouraged her to explore other types of animal care opportunities, including this internship at Wolf Hollow.

 

 

Ellie Hahn – Rehab Intern

DSCN7724Ellie joined us in mid-June as our third intern of 2017.
She is currently working towards a degree in Biology and Animal Science at the University of Cincinnati. During her high school years she volunteered at an animal shelter, had a job at a vet clinic and chose zoos and animal protection as the topic for her senor project. To gain further experience she works at Cincinnati Zoo and plans to add skills gained during her internship at Wolf Hollow to her growing resume of animal care experience.

 

Zoe Austin – Education Intern

DSCN7759Zoe is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science at Western Washington University.  She has worked at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, WA as a Youth Volunteer Zoo Guide, and also as an after-school math club tutor at an elementary school and a middle school classroom volunteer, assisting 8th graders with English and Writing.  She is aiming for a career concerning ecosystem conservation but feels that education is a pivotal first step in solving environmental issues, hence her internship here at Wolf Hollow. Zoe will be involved in a range of outreach activities including weekly talks at local parks, manning our education booth at events and preparing materials for summer children’s activities.

Baby Season has arrived

Nestling Juncos, tiny baby Cottontails, downy ducklings, a fawn and a baby weasel are just some of the young creatures that have come to Wolf Hollow for care in the past couple of weeks. Take a look at our Currently in Care page for details and photos of these young animals.

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Open House 2017

THANK YOU to all the people who made Wolf Hollow’s Open House on April 1st such a great success.

Our thanks to Kraig Hansen of San Juan Transit for donating the shuttle bus and driving guests back and forth between Wolf Hollow and Friday Harbor. A big thank you to Nikki for preparing the delicious snacks and hot drinks, to Parin and Suzanne for parking cars and neighbors Kyle and Cady for providing staff parking.

Special thanks to all the guests who came by to tour the facility, chat with staff and board members, meet out education birds and bring donations or items from our Baby Season Wish List.

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Girl Scout Work Weekend

Girl Scout Troop 41873 and family and friends spent their weekend cleaning, scrubbing, weeding, pressure washing and planting flowers to help prepare our facility for our Open House and the coming busy baby season at Wolf Hollow. This is the 10th year they have helped us out and we are always amazed by how much work they do in such a short time.

THANK YOU GIRL SCOUTS!Girl Scouts cleaning netrance sign. Girl Scouts clearing debris off aviary roof panels.

Girl Scouts turning compost Girl Scouts cleaning duck tubs and weeding.

Girl Scouts groups with their donations from our  Baby Season Wish List.

New Wolf Hollow Cards

From a cute fawn to an elegant barred owl, our new card sets include 2 each of 6 animal designs.  All animals featured have been cared for at Wolf Hollow, and their stories are told on the back of the card.  Purchase yours online today!

You can also pick them up at the following local shops:

  • The Barking Bird, 275 A St. Friday Harbor
  • Pawki’s, 199 Main St, Eastsound
  • Fine Feathered Friends, 101 N 1st St. La Conner

Or find them at our Critter’s Christmas event, Friday, December 9th, 5 to 8pm at the Mullis Community Senior Center (589 Nash St. Friday Harbor).

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