Our last two seals of 2017 were released, bringing our total to 8 pups successfully rehabilitated and released this year.
Longhorn was brought over from Lummi Island in mid July. She was about a week old and was weak, thin (only weighed 13 pounds), dehydrated and had an umbilical infection. It took several week for her to recover from her health issues, but when she was released in mid-October, she was fat, healthy and weighed over 50 pounds.
Tux was also about a week old and weighed ~21 pounds when he was sent to Wolf Hollow by Whatcom County Marine Mammal Stranding Network at the end of July. He quickly recovered and weighed over 60 pounds when he was released.
Wolf Hollow joined other local stewardship groups in the Green Village at San Juan County Fair (Aug 16th-19th). Visitors enjoyed learning about native pollinators by making colorful bee flags, and playing the mini-golf course.
The sole surviving young heron from the injured chicks that were brought to Wolf Hollow after strong winds damaged nests at the Skagit Land Trust heronry in late May, was successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wild on Monday, 8/21.
Many thanks to the volunteers at the Skagit Land Trust heronry and the Skagit Heron Foraging Study team for their assistance in bringing this bird back to his home near Padilla Bay. Please enjoy this video of his flight to freedom!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks so much for coming!