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White owls and bluegrass:
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Fur, Feathers & Food

Nesting Season – The Baby Birds Are Alright

Birds, beasts & rum

Why so needy?

Peace River Wildlife Center is extremely grateful to our supporters who donate items from our wish lists. ...

Dance for the Worm Moon

Happy vernal equinox!  I trust all my loyal followers were dancing along with me (in their hearts,...

Want to babysit?

A normal day in a crazy life

Watch for sick raccoons

The last straw

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White owls and bluegrass: A perfect match

Things you otter know

Flamingo Gardens’ otter display in Davie FL Last week’s blog about Peace River Wildlife Center’s river otter...

Good times, bad times

A full tummy promotes peaceful slumber It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of...

How to (ex)fix a broken bone, part II

Fabulous wood storks

Tallying up 2018

Do our small efforts make a difference? You better believe they do!

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So long, 2018, we hardly knew ya

A tortoise with a cold

Gopher tortoise with a strawberry smile. I hab a cold and by dose is stuffed ub.  Ahem. ...

The best day

I can’t believe it’s almost here—my favourite day of the year.  Next Friday marks the winter solstice...

Keeping the lights on

Why do we do it?

How to (ex) fix a broken bone

You not-so-dirty rat

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Stick out your tongue and say ‘Ugh!’

Icarus flies again

While not the most successful release in the history of wildlife rehabilitation, the bald eagle dubbed Icarus...

What a weird place

As Led Zeppelin did a few years ago (47, to be exact), I found myself going to...

A modern day fairly tale

Picky eaters

As the PRWC world turns

The squirrels of autumn

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Join the team

Meet the parula

Northern Parula Peace River Wildlife Center’s adorable patient of the week goes to a northern parula.  Brought...

Shot down

Swallow tailed-kite on glove At least once every day, I swear off Facebook and threaten to cancel...

Say hola to our interns

Meet the armadillo

A Toothy Baby

Amateur Rehab

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Uncomfortable facts

Be The One

This year’s Giving Challenge will be held from noon Tuesday, May 1 through noon on Wednesday, May...

Earth Day 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018 is Earth Day, the 48th anniversary of the celebration. In 1970 the event...

Luna’s Birthday 2018

Otter-ly fascinating

The people of PRWC

Icarus update

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Whooo’s got a birthday?

Avoiding rabies

Peace River Wildlife Center has received numerous calls recently concerning rabies. After a brief lull in occurrence...

Chelonian life

Today is the most important holiday of the year:  Groundhog Day.  While we don’t actually believe in...

Red tide lesser scaup update

Meet our ambassadors

2017 rehab stats

Bright year ahead

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Red tide maroons bluebills

Icarus falls again

Icarus was a figure in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun, melted his wings,...

Slow down, you’re moving too fast

It’s T-time again.  No, not tea time—although with the cool mornings of late, a cup of hot...

No Margin, No Mission

Growing Up Eagle

Bald Eagle Breeding Season

Blessing or curse?

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Snowbirds and snow birds

Don’t judge me by my search history

Necessity is the mother of invention, but I have a feeling the Internet is the granddaddy of...

Can ‘coon

No, this isn’t yet another column about my travel exploits.  This week Peace River Wildlife Center admitted...

Slipping into fall

The show must go on

Paranoia will destroy ya

It’s not all beer and skittles

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Cute little stinkers

It’s a boy!

I’ll bet many of you didn’t even know we were expecting here at Peace River Wildlife Center. ...

Who wore it better?

In case you missed Fashion Week in Paris, do not despair.  It’s time for Couture Week at...

Same old story–mostly

Why are you here?

No big deal? It was for her

Under Water

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Not to decide is to decide.

The birds and the bees

  I don’t profess to be an expert on any subject, but having spent the last 13-odd...

The eagle has landed

Peace River Wildlife Center received a frantic call from a landscaper recently.  A baby eagle had walked...

I am PRWC

Osprey (mis)adventures

Barred owl re-nest

Here come the babies

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Make mine chocolate!

Happy birthday, Luna

Peace River Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation facility.  Our primary mission is to treat and release...

Broody screech

Peace River Wildlife Center admitted an eastern screech owl this week when her nest was destroyed.  The...

Owl down!

Manic Monday

Thank you, volunteers

X-ray vision

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The other crane report

Vacations, interrupted

A recent trip to my favourite place, Englewood Beach, was fraught with peril.  There actually was a...

2016 by the numbers

The numbers are in and the winner is…Peace River Wildlife Center and the Charlotte Harbor community!  Our...

Saving two birds with one bone

Goodbye 2016

When Squirrels Fly

Celebrate the holidays with Bella and Luna

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Open today, and in the future

Bats in our belfry

Well, now that that’s over, let’s all take a minute to reassess where we stand.  No, I...

Oh, rats!

My tales of home care woe continue this week.  In addition to my three raccoon babies, I...

Raccoon math and biology

Frankentortoise

First snowbirds show up in SW FL

That’s one moist owlette

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A tale of two tough birds

Strange Days Indeed

Now that baby bird season is finally (officially) behind us, the mayhem at Peace River Wildlife Center...

Coastal Cleanup Day

I will be out on the beach on Manasota Key this Saturday morning picking up trash.  That...

Black-bellied whistling duckling

Raccoon Follies

Goodbye, Screech

Bobcat Rescue

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Harbor Nissan Gives Back

Volunteer Opportunities

Today, we will reach into Peace River Wildlife Center’s mailbag.  We often get similar questions and requests...

Behind the scenes

At Peace River Wildlife Center, we have over 100 birds on display to the public seven days...

Cuervo, it’s not just for breakfast anymore

The sky is falling!

What time is it?

Whooo wants to help an owl?

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Not the Usual Suspects

When Doves Cry

A lot has been written and said about Prince since his untimely death on April 21, 2016.  ...

Happy Earth Day 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016 is Earth Day, the 46th anniversary of the celebration.  In 1970 the event...

Happy Birthday, Luna

Twice rescued

A friend in the night

Opossums, Road Runners and Bears (not really), oh my!

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Golfers earn a special reward

Support Wildlife Rehabilitation

According to Dante there is a special place in Hell for thieves.  There is an even better...

Cedar Waxwings on Spring Break

I went a little crazy on a recent three-day weekend at the beach.  After seeing the movie...

Migratory Bird Treaty Celebrates 100 Years or Protection

Five Drunken Pelicans

Lesser Scaup Rumba

The trouble with trebles

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Sempre fi

Sempre fi

Here we are, 14 days into a shiny new year and I’m sure my loyal readers are...

Snowbird down!

Peace River Wildlife Center is starting off the new year with a bang.  Not the fireworks at...

Happy New Year

PRWC Christmas

Tackling that tackle problem

12 days of Christmas, PRWC style

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Tripod opossum dances into our hearts

Much to be thankful for

At Peace River Wildlife Center we have a lot to be thankful for this year.  While we...

You want fries with THAT?!?

An opossum walks into McDonald’s.  That’s it.  There is no punchline.  This is not a joke.  Especially...

Barred owl with gunshot wound

Catbird vs Cowbird

Barred Owl Saved From The Drink

Ready or not, it’s the red tide red knots

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Cannibals for Dinner

Southern Flying Squirrels

Time to make the donuts.  Like Fred the Dunkin Donuts baker, I sometimes feel like I am...

Great Horned Owl Rescue

I have the perfect job for someone who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Unfortunately I don’t think...

Sandhill Crane Surgery

Blind Baby Bobcat

PGFD is on Fire!

Not the mama, but close enough

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The Martian Beachcomber

Killer ‘Dillas Attack Florida

I hate it when my friends get a bad rep.  I’m not talking about my buddy, The...

On The Road Again

Better lucky than good.  Or, as in my case, neither of those apply, but you keep plugging...

Bat Rehab

Young Heron Meets a Hero

Ecologinomical

Who Let the Dogs Out?

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Feathered Foster Fathers

The Good Father

Since June is the month in which we celebrate Father’s Day, Peace River Wildlife Center wants to...

Volunteer to Feed the Baby Birds

The upcoming weekend of June 12-14, 2015 will be the Punta Gorda Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest. ...

Mitey Bobcat

Red Fox Family

Glossy Ibis

Flippers or Feet?

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Love ’em? Please leave ’em

Congratulations! It’s 2 Boys? 3 Girls? 5...

Finally!  Pass out the cigars.  Peace River Wildlife Center’s resident brown pelicans usually build nests and breed...

So long and thanks for the fish....

Snarled traffic on US-41 through Port Charlotte notwithstanding, life is starting to slow down here in southwest...

50 Shades of Grey Squirrel

The Bambi Effect

Grey Fox Goddess

Comic Con for Raptor Lovers

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Don’t Rescue Me

Where the Wild Things Are

Peace River Wildlife Center sees a number of injured pelicans every year that have (pardon the pun)...

Good Old What’s-his-name

Peace River Wildlife Center admitted an American White Pelican on January 5, 2015.  He was brought to...

Goodbye Bobo

Bitter ‘Nole Precedents and Bittern New Residents

A Little Blue Over The Holidays

What’s Up, Duck?

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Team Bella vs Team Luna

Dirty Laundry

Peace River Wildlife Center will be holding our monthly Sunset Celebration, Friday December 12, 2014 at our...

Birds and Squirrels and Bears, Oh My!

Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you.  No, we are not going to...

Pickles’ Precarious Predicament

A Tale of Three Birds

Flatwoods Eagle, Flat Out

Trick or Treat–Raccoon on the Roof

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(Do Not) Put a Bobcat in Your Trunk

Wildlife Rescue-a Job and an Adventure

As the snowbirds start to stream down south for the winter, so do the snow birds.  Here...

Raccoons, Rabies, and the Rest of the...

A big shout out to Josh Olive, the esteemed publisher of WaterLine, for looking out for me. ...

The end is NOT near

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to PRWC

Coastal Cleanup 2014

Eagle Soars Again

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It’s Not The Heat

Batty for Bats

We have literally gone batty at Peace River Wildlife Center.  And I mean that, well, literally.  Not...

Squirrel Season

I realize the first breaths of a cool autumn breeze are weeks if not months away here...

Ridin’ the Storm Out

Elle–Guardian of Her Galaxy

Saving Cranes

Find something new to you and support PRWC

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Luau with Luna

Throw Back Thursday

It’s Thursday again. We all know what that means. As soon as we get done reading our...

It’s Good To Be Back From Vacation

I’m baaaack. For those of you who missed me, thanks for the well-wishes and for constantly interrupting...

Empty Nest Syndrome

A Crane-Full of Appreciation

Where in the World Is Wally?

Giving Challenge and Wally the Sandhill Crane