Wild at Heart would like to thank the Northern Vegetarian Society for their recent bake sale, which raised over $560 to help us continue to rehabilitate northern Ontario’s sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife. Thank you!!
Wild at Heart would like to thank the earthdancers for again raising monies for our organization through their benefit performance on April 20th. They raised $370 for Wild at Heart, which will go towards specialized food, medicine, and housing for the hundreds of animals we will see this summer. Thank you!
Learn more about the earthdancers.
Wild at Heart is looking to expand our symbolic adoption program. Which animals would you like to see added?
Have your say here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJZCGPT
Options include: bald eagle, barn swallow, black bear, common raven, mallard duck, mouse,. raccoon, red fox, snapping turtle, or snowy owl.
Feature image: “Black Bear” by Jaclyn Hickson, 2016.
BABY ALERT! As the warmer weather arrives, you may discover a wildlife family has taken up residence in your attic, shed, or boat!
BOATERS – before moving your boat from one location to the next, make sure to check all compartments inside for baby animals. If you find any, place them in a box nearby, give them a bit of space and time, and the mother will be able to take them to another safe spot. This is especially true for squirrels, as the mothers make multiple nests.
HOME OWNERS – if you find a family of raccoons in your attic or shed, you can scare them away without the need for a pest control company or trapping the mother. For 2-3 days, make the site uncomfortable for the mother – you can leave a radio playing, have lights shining on the area, making noises (banging pots), and hanging plastic bags with rags and apple cider vinegar in them. Make sure to be persistent. When you do these things, the mother feels unsafe and will move her babies to another location. Make sure to give her time to move all of her babies before sealing up the entrance way!
Wild at Heart is here to help! If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 705-692-4478.
Wild at Heart would like to thank everyone for making our annual calendar fundraiser such a success this year! We raised approximately $14,000, with all proceeds going towards Wild at Heart and our mission to rehabilitate Northern Ontario’s injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife.
Help fundraise for Wild at Heart while getting a great meal! When you eat at the Taphouse Northern Grill + Pub or Boston Pizza, sign the bottom of your receipt with “Wild at Heart” and drop it in the receipt box in the front entrance. The box is attached to the hostess booth right at the front entrance. If you can’t find the box, use the terminology “fundraising or team program”, or leave your receipts with a manager.
Wild at Heart will get a proceed from every bill! This fundraiser never expires, so remember to sign your receipt every time you go!
Wild at Heart is looking for close-by accommodations for our volunteer animal care interns. Many interns travel from around the world to gain hands-on wildlife experience at our Centre, and we would like to accommodate as many of them as possible! We are looking for rooms for billet between May-August 2017 – any time commitment is appreciated!
If you can help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever wonder what you learn in a Wild at Heart education workshop?
For the past few months, Wild at Heart has been working hard to create engaging and Ontario-curriculum linked workshops that are suitable for ages 4+. We have presented to classrooms, daycare groups, Girl Guides and Scouts groups, senior’s centres, and at community events like Roots & Shoots at Science North, and at the Northern Lights Festival Boréal. Our volunteers deliver presentations from 30 – 120 minutes in length in both English and French, and come to your group to present. Workshops include a PowerPoint presentation filled with animal care stories, videos, and photos, followed by a question period and activity.
Watch our new education workshop promotional video here.
To learn more about our education workshops, and book one, click here.
Come visit us Saturday, March 4th for Seedy Saturday at the Parkside Centre! We’ll be talking about the importance of pollinators, and how you can get involved with our new pollinator bed and education area!
Learn more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/SudburySeedySaturday2017/