Wild at Heart simply wouldn’t be able to operate without the help of our volunteers. Each year, we have individuals donate their talents and time to help with animal care, construction, education, gardening, and fundraising. Our volunteers are what make Wild at Heart such a special place to be a part of.
We kindly ask that you consider donating to Wild at Heart to help us continue rehabilitating Northern Ontario’s sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife into 2019. Click here to donate.
Thank you to Judy Miller (not pictured), Normand Raymond, Justin Morgan, and Shi Xiao Xue for spending over 2 hours to catch this duck!! With injuries to the lower part of its wing, it was still able to flap its wings, and walk around on the thin ice around Ramsey Lake, making it hard to catch! Now the duck is safely in our care where it can take time to recover. Thank you, Justin, for calling our Centre for help! If you find an animal in distress, please call our Centre at 705-692-4478.
You can help this duck’s recovery by donating here.
What a great PD Day at Wild at Heart! Fourteen children ages 7-14 attended to learn about Wild at Heart, Northern Ontario owl species, pollinator species, and use Ozobots! Thank you to Delta Bingo and Gaming and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for supporting this event.
Students learn about Northern Ontario owl species, like the Great Horned Owl, and Saw Whet Owl.
Dissecting owl pellets and drawing food webs!
Making posters to encourage people to protect different animal species (left and below), and getting Ozobots to act as pollinators and get from one flower to another using different code patterns.
Just in time for winter, you can purchase wood duck, American Kestrel/Saw Whet Owl, bat, swallow, squirrel, and barred owl nest boxes, Thank you to the shop class at Lively District Secondary School for donating their time to make these nest boxes! Go Hawks!
Purchase the boxes here.
Join Dawn Condon Connected Living and Wild at Heart, Saturday, December 8th! Dawn is hosting two classes – 10am for adults, and 11:30am for kids. We’ll be at both classes, and you can meet Critical Critters’ red-eared slider turtle at the 11:30am class!
$10 donation/person is suggested, with proceeds going to Wild at Heart’s animal care costs. RSVP here.
Join Wild at Heart, and local artist Debra Lynn Ireland, for a paint night, December 14th, 2018 from 6:30-10pm! Participants will have the opportunity to paint one of the snowy owls cared for in 2018 (from a photograph) using acrylic under Debra’s instruction. All materials will be provided, and participants will be able to take their completed piece home with them. This paint night will take place in Wild at Heart’s education centre, and costs $40 per person. Spots are limited so book yours early! Tickets here.
This event is proudly sponsored by Barrydowne Paint.
Artist Biography: Debra Lynn Ireland, is a local artist from the Beaver Lake community. Debra studied graphic design in Toronto and soon after began her career as a wildlife artist. Working with pencil, watercolour, acrylic and pastel her art is driven by a love of both nature and wildlife. Debra has been awarded and recognized by numerous organizations including Ducks Unlimited, Endangered Species Fund of Canada, and the Japan Wildlife Centre. She also donates her art locally, to Wild at Heart, Pet Save, SPCA, Sudbury Food Bank and many others. Debra has taught art classes for children and adults, usually with a wildlife theme, but prefers to have the student pick from their own inspiration.
View Debra’s website here: www.animalartist.ca
Join Wild at Heart on November 30, 2018 for a day of PD Day Programming (9am-4pm)! Children ages 7-14 will learn about Northern Ontario wildlife and ecosystems, play games, do wildlife-themed crafts, and go on a tour of our facilities!
***Please note that your children will not be directly handling or touching any wildlife during this programming. We will be making enrichment toys for the animals, which your children will be able to see the animals play with.***
If you have any questions, please email Monica: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the kindergarten classes at Northeastern Elementary School for raising over $170 AND 2 giant boxes of donations for Wild at Heart! One classroom had a veterinary clinic for the kids to learn and play in, and we were happy to lend them our toys and tools for an hour of learning 😊
Book a Wild at Heart workshop for your classroom or community group here.