Meet Our Seasonal Rehabber and Interns 2022

Meet Our Seasonal Rehabber and Interns 2022

Our Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator this summer is Rachael Harmon. Rachael was an intern with us last summer and returned this year to continue gaining experience of wildlife rehabilitation. She graduated from Western Washington University in June 2021 with a degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Music.  Rachael is looking forward to spending the…

Match Made!

Match Made!

A generous supporter offered to match all donations made to Wolf Hollow during December 2021, up to $90,000. Thanks to YOU! we met the challenge and raised over $95,000 in the final month of 2021. This gives us a wonderful start to 2022 and enables us to catch up on some much-needed projects and improvements….

Young Seals Released

Young Seals Released

All four of the Harbor Seal pups we cared for throughout the summer were released on Sept 11th. These pups were all brought to Wolf Hollow by San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network in late June and July, but they came from many different parts of the county. The first orphaned/separated pup was found…

Deer AHD Outbreak on San Juans

Deer AHD Outbreak on San Juans

In early April 2021 people began seeing sick and dead deer on the islands. This was reported to local authorities who then informed Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Samples were collected and by late May the cause had been identified as Adenovirus Hemorrhagic Disease. This disease only affects deer and does not affect…

Meet Our Seasonal Staff and Interns 2021

Elizabeth Bukovec Wolf Hollow welcomes our Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator, Elizabeth Bukovec.   Elizabeth travelled all the way from New Jersey to join us for the summer, and will be with us through September. Before travelling west, Elizabeth worked at Mercer County Wildlife Center in New Jersey. She has expressed interest in moving to the Pacific Northwest…

Thank You Girl Scouts!

THANK YOU GIRL SCOUTS! In mid-March, Girl Scout Troop 41873 from Snohomish carried out their spring work weekend at Wolf Hollow for the 12th year in a row. With lots of smiles, enthusiasm and hard work, they cleaned carriers and enclosures, planted flowers, weeded, cleared debris from paths, pressure washed concrete walkways and helped spruce…

Meet our New Rehab Staff Member

We welcomed Megan Perry to our staff team in January 2019. Megan first visited San Juan Island in 2010 for an internship with Wolf Hollow. The experience sparked her interest in wildlife rehabilitation, and she returned in the summers of 2013 and 2017  as our seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator. She graduated with a BA in Human…

Madrona has a New Home

Madrona, a Red-tailed Hawk, is one of our unreleasable education birds. She has been with us for over 20 years and has made numerous appearances at presentations and children’s activities in the local area. Volunteers built her a nice enclosure when she first arrived, but, over the years, our damp climate had taken its toll…

Student Leads Guided Walk

As his community project, local student Merritt DeShon decided to lead a guided walk up Mt Young and invite participants to make donations to support Wolf Hollow’s work. The weather didn’t cooperate, but we all had fun, and learned all kinds of interesting facts about local plants and animals from our knowledgeable guide. Our thanks…

Welcome our New Executive Director

Chanda Stone joined Wolf Hollow as Executive Director in September 2018. A native of southern California, Chanda has many years of experience as an arborist, wetland restoration coordinator and volunteer specialist. She earned a graduate degree from Portland State University and created TEAM Tualatin, a summer program for teens to restore natural wildlife habitats. Volunteering…

Otters Released

After 4 months of care at Wolf Hollow, four young otters were released on the shores of a sheltered bay. They ran along the shore, investigated the rocks and seaweed, explored the driftwood and splashed in and out of the water. When they arrived at Wolf Hollow in June and early July the kits were…

Harbor Seal Release

On Tuesday August 28, we released our first three seals of the season–Muenster, Danbo, and Brie. After our seal pups reach a healthy weight, we are able to let them back into the ocean to experience life back in the wild Pacific. Muenster was found alone in bustling Roche Harbor and hauled out on July…

Anacortes Kids R Best Fest

Wolf Hollow’s education team “flew” over to the mainland to participate in the Anacortes Children’s Festival. To honor the Year of the Bird, kids  colored hummingbird flyers, tested their knowledge with our build-a-bird game, and practiced their bird watching skills with our  scavenger hunt. Thanks to a grant from the Skagit Community Foundation, we were able to…

4th of July Parade

This 4th of July, some of our animals went for a rockin’ ride in intern Erin’s truck as part of our Wolf Hollow float. The parade theme of “music through the decades” inspired us to equip the animals with guitars, trumpets, drums, and the like, to bring Friday Harbor a debut rendition of Springsteen’s “Born…

Elephant Seal Pup

At the end of May this female Elephant Seal pup was brought to Wolf Hollow for care. She was found stranded on shore near an RV park in Ocean Shores, WA. When she arrived she was extremely emaciated, weighing only 35 kg, and was very weak, so she needed intensive care. We provided the necessary…

Successful Open House

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…

Thank You Girl Scouts!

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….

Thank You ASU Students

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…

Young Heron Released

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…

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….

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…

Living With Wildlife

Check out our new section called Living With Wildlife under “Education.” In this section we explore common wildlife related issues that people run into at their home or workplace. You will find helpful hints for a variety of wildlife, from Raccoons to Raptors! If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, or you have found…

Wolf Hollow on AmazonSmile

Wolf Hollow on AmazonSmile Wolf Hollow is registered with AmazonSmile, so if you shop at smile.amazon.com, you can select Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center as the charitable organization that will benefit. We will receive a donation of 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases from the AmazonSmile Foundation. Lots of small donations can quickly…