Aren’t they cute?
It’s springtime at Wolf Hollow, which means it is also baby season. It is this time of year that we receive the most orphaned wildlife. Most of the babies we get in for care are orphans because of human activity. Here are a few of the causes and some tips on how you can help prevent them:
Cars – large numbers of wild animals are hit by cars and there’s always a possibility of young ones being left behind. Please drive slowly and carefully, especially at night or in wooded areas.
Cats & Dogs – most cats are backyard hunters and most dogs love to chase. Your pets can injure or kill wild animals, sometimes leaving behind a nest of babies to fend for themselves. Please don’t allow your pets to run loose, especially during baby season.
Yard Work – although this time of the year is perfect for yard work, various yard and gardening projects can destroy nests or cause injury to wild animals. Please postpone projects until after the young have left the nest. Always keep an eye and ear out for nesting sites on your property. Have patience and enjoy the wildlife in your own backyard.
Too Close – Moving “just a bit closer” to get a better look may sound harmless, but wild animals often panic when people get too close and this can lead to injury or abandonment of youngsters. Please keep a reasonable distance.
Check out our “Living With Wildlife” section for more helpful hints.
Wolf Hollow has been chosen as the beneficiary of Thursday Pizza Nights at Doe Bay Café on Orcas Island during the month of May. We will receive $1.00 for every pizza sold, so please come along and bring your family and friends to enjoy delicious pizza and support Wolf Hollow.
Thank you Doe Bay Café!
Our Open House on April 4th was a great success. The weather was nice and around 180 people visited Wolf Hollow to take guided tours of our treatment areas and enclosures, meet staff and board members and learn more about the work we do.
Our thanks to everyone who came to the Open House, to Kraig Hansen of San Juan Transit for providing the free shuttle bus that transported visitors back and forth between Friday Harbor and Wolf Hollow and to Jill Berger for taking lots of great photos.
For the 8th year in a row, Girl Scout Troop 41873 from Snohomish spent a weekend working at Wolf Hollow. They cleaned, scrubbed and pressure-washed, dug thistles, cleared trails, and helped get our facility ready for the coming busy season. THANK YOU GIRL SCOUTS!