Dr. Robin’s Chirps

As the PRWC world turns

                                  PRWC entrance circa 1982 Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, when daytime dramas were king, and Peace ... continue reading

The squirrels of autumn

Bottle-feeding an eastern grey squirrel. Labour Day has passed and now summer is over.  Tell that to the thermometers in SW Florida that refuse to budge below the high 90s during the day.  Or is ... continue reading

Join the team

Barb Taylor makes the mistake of unwrapping the head of a great blue heron during a rescue for a Kodak moment. Peace River Wildlife Center’s main mission is to treat and release injured native Florida ... continue reading

Meet the parula

Northern Parula Peace River Wildlife Center’s adorable patient of the week goes to a northern parula.  Brought to us by an astute couple who noticed him at the base of a window at the library ... continue reading

Shot down

Swallow tailed-kite on glove At least once every day, I swear off Facebook and threaten to cancel my subscription to the newspaper.  I really wish I could hide my head in the sand and not ... continue reading

Say hola to our interns

There is some dissention as to whether explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, the namesake of the park where Peace River Wildlife Center is located, was the first European to discover Florida upon his visit in ... continue reading

Meet the armadillo

Peace River Wildlife Center has a new education animal—a nine-banded armadillo. Our new resident’s name is Bodhi (pronounced BOH-dee) and is short for Bodhisattva.  Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit term for someone who delays personal nirvana ... continue reading

A Toothy Baby

“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.  And spiders.”  That’s a direct quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt from his first inaugural address to the nation in 1933.  He might have forgotten to ... continue reading

Amateur Rehab

I have a pillow embroidered with the quote, “Learn from the mistakes of others; you can’t possibly live long enough to make them all youself.”  I keep it next to the poster that says, “Plan ... continue reading

Uncomfortable facts

Some of the native species we are fighting for: Fledgling screech owls Do you remember when you had that talk with your kids or parents?  The facts of life can be a difficult and uncomfortable ... continue reading