Ren DiBona is an accomplished young artist who lives on Lopez. She has always loved animals, so decided to create a piece of art that could be made into cards and prints and sold to raise funds to support Wolf Hollow’s work. She created this beautiful image of a young Red Fox and almost doubled her original goal of selling 30 cards, raising $175 for Wolf Hollow. Thank you so much Ren!
Local students Lucas Chevalier and Marshall Clark were concerned about the number of collisions between vehicles and deer on San Juan Island so they decided to take action. After carrying out interviews and doing research they decided to purchase deer whistles and sell them in the local community. These devices can be attached to cars and emit a sound when it is moving so deer have warning when a vehicle is approaching. They originally intended to sell 100 whistles, but there was so much demand that they actually sold twice as many and donated $400 to Wolf Hollow. Thank You Lucas and Marshall for your great idea!
Ellie was an intern at Wolf Hollow last summer and is very excited to be back as our Seasonal Rehabilitator for 2018.
She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and just graduated from the University of Cincinnati in April, earning a degree in Biology, with a focus on Animal Science. She has worked at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and the Newport Aquarium, where she has been able to learn about a range of animals, and gain experience in her chosen field. Her goal is to become a bird keeper at a zoo, so her time at Wolf Hollow has allowed her to gain a lot of hands-on bird experience, as well as knowledge of animal diets, and handling and care techniques.
She is glad to be back working with the staff and animals at Wolf Hollow, is looking forward to training the interns this summer, and watching the California Quail running around in the yard!
Lindsey Burley, Rehab Intern
Lindsey traveled from Michigan to be our first intern of 2018. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a concentration on Fish and Wildlife Management at American Public University. Her animal care experience includes over 10 years working in equine care and barn management and several months caring for and conducting enrichment activities for dogs at a boarding, training and daycare kennel.
Lindsey’s career plan is to contribute to wildlife conservation in some way, and hopes that her internship at Wolf Hollow will provide both hands-on experience in wildlife care and a new perspective to carry with her to future work in wildlife management.
Adrianna Pollee, Rehab Intern
Adrianna is currently working towards a degree in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife at Ohio State University. Growing up in rural Michigan, she was surrounded by neighbors with goats, horses, pigs, chickens etc and often helped care for them. She volunteered at farms, rode horses, cared for her pet dogs, cats and rats and volunteered at a small local wildlife rehabilitation center. She hopes that the hands-on experience with wildlife and the knowledge of animal behavior gained during her internship at Wolf Hollow will help prepare her for her future career as a field research biologist.
Join us at the Whale Museum, 7 pm on Thursday May 24th for the second in our 2018 Wild San Juan series of talks and discussions.
Our Open House on March 31st was a great success thanks to more than 200 guests who came for a guided tour of our facility, to chat with staff and board members, meet our education birds and enjoy a slice of our 35th Anniversary Cake.
A special thank you to Kraig Hansen of San Juan Transit for supplying the shuttle bus from Friday Harbor to Wolf Hollow and to volunteers Nikki Ruggiero, Parin Columna, Erin Braybrook and Jill Berger for setting out food, parking cars, manning our merchandise booth and taking great photos of the event. THANK YOU ALL!
Girl Scout Troop 41873 carried out a work weekend at Wolf Hollow for the 11th year in a row. They worked hard, with lots of enthusiasm and completed an amazing amount of work in a short time, including pressure washing, digging up thistles, cleaning pet carriers and enclosures, planting flowers, oiling benches and clearing blackberries.
…..and they donated all kinds of great items from our Wish List.
THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRLS!
A group of students from Arizona State University decided to carry out projects on the San Juan Islands for their alternative spring break. We were delighted to have them spend a day at Wolf Hollow building a songbird aviary and a deck for waterfowl tubs. They were a great work crew and helped us make a lot of progress on these projects in a short time. THANK YOU to all the students and the organizers of the trip.