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.

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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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Harbor Seal Rehab

It is with great regret thnewsealpups (32)at the staff and board of Wolf Hollow must announce the suspension of our marine mammal rehabilitation program for 2016. There are a number of contributing factors, the main one being the lack of the necessary financial support to provide care for these animals. This will in no way affect our ability to rehabilitate the other species of animals we care for at Wolf Hollow.

Marine mammals fall under the jurisdiction of NOAA Fisheries. There are stringent regulations and standards for specialized  facilities and care, and Wolf Hollow must follow these standards closely.

Harbor Seal pup rehabilitation is time consuming and costly, with an estimated cost of up to $3,000 each.  In the coming year, we plan to make further upgrades to our Harbor Seal facilities to meet current standards.  As soon as the project is sized, we’ll be launching a fundraising effort to raise funds for the facilities upgrades as well as the rehabilitation costs.  

Our goal is to reintroduce our marine mammal rehabilitation program by the end of 2017.

Scout Helps Build Aviary

Scouts Help to Rebuild Aviary

Local Scout, Max Mattox, and his family, friends and fellow scouts in Troop 4090 helped rebuild a Songbird Aviary at Wolf Hollow as Max’s Eagle Scout Project. They had fun taking down the old aviary and rebuilding the new one, which is now completed and ready for our busy summer season. Funds for this project were generously donated in memory of Raymond Van Buskirk.

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Cats & Wildlife

We have added a new section to the website called “Human Impacts on Wildlife” where you can find information, statistics, and suggestions about hazards to wildlife caused by human activity. Although this section is currently under construction, our page about domestic cats is ready for viewing. 

Do you know how many wild birds are killed by domestic house cats each year?

Click here to learn about the effect of cats on wildlife.