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Birds, beasts & rum

Why so needy?

Dance for the Worm Moon

Want to babysit?

The honey-do lists around my house might be slightly different than most households.  As a matter of...

A normal day in a crazy life

I love my life!  In an alternate reality I am sitting in a prison cell somewhere for...

Watch for sick raccoons

The last straw

White owls and bluegrass: A perfect match

Things you otter know

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Good times, bad times

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

Catching the osprey for release also read: How to (ex) fix a broken bone part 1 We have...

Fabulous wood storks

Here at Peace River Wildlife Center, our primary mission is to rehabilitate orphaned and injured native Florida...

Tallying up 2018

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

So long, 2018, we hardly knew ya

A tortoise with a cold

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The best day

Keeping the lights on

PRWC resident sandhill crane Chickie Pants relies on the community for support Just a few years ago,...

Why do we do it?

A juvenile and mature bald eagle “Some keep the Sabbath” by Emily Dickinson, one of my favourite...

How to (ex) fix a broken bone

You not-so-dirty rat

Stick out your tongue and say ‘Ugh!’

Icarus flies again

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What a weird place

A modern day fairly tale

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  A frog leaps up and snatches a hummingbird in...

Picky eaters

At Peace River Wildlife Center, our primary goal is to treat and release injured native Florida wildlife. ...

As the PRWC world turns

The squirrels of autumn

Join the team

Meet the parula

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Shot down

Say hola to our interns

There is some dissention as to whether explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, the namesake of the park...

Meet the armadillo

Peace River Wildlife Center has a new education animal—a nine-banded armadillo. Our new resident’s name is Bodhi...

A Toothy Baby

Amateur Rehab

Uncomfortable facts

Be The One

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Earth Day 2018

Luna’s Birthday 2018

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

Otter-ly fascinating

Bottle Feeding a Baby Otter Last week’s unfortunate encounter between kayakers and a river otter on Braden...

The people of PRWC

Icarus update

Whooo’s got a birthday?

Avoiding rabies

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Chelonian life

Red tide lesser scaup update

Lesser scaups recovering from red tide[/caption]As reported previously, Peace River Wildlife Center admitted more than 40 lesser...

Meet our ambassadors

Our primary goal at Peace River Wildlife Center is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, orphaned, and...

2017 rehab stats

Bright year ahead

Red tide maroons bluebills

Icarus falls again

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Slow down, you’re moving too fast

No Margin, No Mission

No Margin, No Mission first Fast Pitch to potential donors raised over $20,000! Peace River Wildlife Center...

Growing Up Eagle

Juvenile and Adult Bald Eagles in Rehab. If Benjamin Franklin had gotten his way, the national emblem...

Bald Eagle Breeding Season

Blessing or curse?

Snowbirds and snow birds

Don’t judge me by my search history

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Can ‘coon

Slipping into fall

With all the hubbub over Hurricane Irma, how many of us missed the arrival of autumn?  Here...

The show must go on

As I write this week’s column, Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Florida.  She may slam into Miami,...

Paranoia will destroy ya

It’s not all beer and skittles

Cute little stinkers

It’s a boy!

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Who wore it better?

Same old story–mostly

“Have you tried turning it off and then back on again?”  I’m sure the on-call technicians for...

Why are you here?

I usually try to avoid political discussions in this weekly forum, but it is getting to the...

No big deal? It was for her

Under Water

Not to decide is to decide.

The birds and the bees

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The eagle has landed

I am PRWC

I am PRWC.  I started volunteering at Peace River Wildlife Center as a cage cleaner in 2004. ...

Osprey (mis)adventures

It is definitely spring.  Peace River Wildlife Center is being inundated by birds suffering from DBS.  In...

Barred owl re-nest

Here come the babies

Make mine chocolate!

Happy birthday, Luna

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Broody screech

Owl down!

Peace River Wildlife Center took in our first young great horned owl of the year this week. ...

Manic Monday

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  It was a Monday morning. ...

Thank you, volunteers

X-ray vision

The other crane report

Vacations, interrupted

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2016 by the numbers

Saving two birds with one bone

My (doctor’s imposed) New Year’s Resolution is to modify my diet.  During a recent check-up, I was...

Goodbye 2016

2016 is finally over.  As one of the worst years in recent memory, it will not be...

When Squirrels Fly

Celebrate the holidays with Bella and Luna

Open today, and in the future

Bats in our belfry

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Oh, rats!

Raccoon math and biology

A recent discovery is about to turn the science of genetics on its head.  I’m pretty sure...

Frankentortoise

“You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you...

First snowbirds show up in SW FL

That’s one moist owlette

A tale of two tough birds

Strange Days Indeed

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Coastal Cleanup Day

Black-bellied whistling duckling

Peace River Wildlife Center was the scene of an alien invasion recently.  Not of the extraterrestrial variety,...

Raccoon Follies

No one is more fond of the steam punk trend than I am, but raccoons are definitely...

Goodbye, Screech

Bobcat Rescue

Harbor Nissan Gives Back

Volunteer Opportunities

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Behind the scenes

Cuervo, it’s not just for breakfast anymore

A few lucky Peace River Wildlife Center supporters and home renovation do-it-yourselfers got a sneak preview of...

The sky is falling!

I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but I’m pretty sure the planet tilted on its axis...

What time is it?

Whooo wants to help an owl?

Not the Usual Suspects

When Doves Cry

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Happy Earth Day 2016

Happy Birthday, Luna

Be careful what you wish for…you just might get it.  Peace River Wildlife Center recently celebrated our...

Twice rescued

Peace River Wildlife Center’s rehabber, Rick Andrews recently got one of those calls we all dread.  His...

A friend in the night

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

Golfers earn a special reward

Support Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Cedar Waxwings on Spring Break

Migratory Bird Treaty Celebrates 100 Years or...

  This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty, originally between the United States...

Five Drunken Pelicans

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A lost dog and five drunk pelicans walk into...

Lesser Scaup Rumba

The trouble with trebles

Sempre fi

Sempre fi

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Snowbird down!

Happy New Year

Ah, New Year’s Eve.  A time for reflection, revelry and resolutions.  This year I am definitely going...

PRWC Christmas

‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, except for...

Tackling that tackle problem

12 days of Christmas, PRWC style

Tripod opossum dances into our hearts

Much to be thankful for

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You want fries with THAT?!?

Barred owl with gunshot wound

Wildlife-1, Gun-Toting Troglodytes-0.  I’m not even referring to the recent black bear hunt in Florida.  I refuse...

Catbird vs Cowbird

My husband left me almost 10 days ago.  For another man.  Truth be told, there were many...

Barred Owl Saved From The Drink

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

Cannibals for Dinner

Southern Flying Squirrels

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Great Horned Owl Rescue

Sandhill Crane Surgery

Wally’s family is back in the news.  Peace River Wildlife Center’s faithful followers may remember a sandhill...

Blind Baby Bobcat

This past week has been an exhilarating one at Peace River Wildlife Center.  We had our summer...

PGFD is on Fire!

Not the mama, but close enough

The Martian Beachcomber

Killer ‘Dillas Attack Florida

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On The Road Again

Bat Rehab

If variety is the spice of life, at Peace River Wildlife Center things can get downright hot. ...

Young Heron Meets a Hero

Baby season is still in full swing at Peace River Wildlife Center.  Our baby brooders are full...

Ecologinomical

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Feathered Foster Fathers

The Good Father

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Volunteer to Feed the Baby Birds

Mitey Bobcat

Over the past few weeks Peace River Wildlife Center has been treating a juvenile bobcat.  He came...

Red Fox Family

This week’s focus is on a group of animals that are not currently patients or residents at...

Glossy Ibis

Flippers or Feet?

Love ’em? Please leave ’em

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

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So long and thanks for the fish. And the lettuce, bird seed, paper towels…

50 Shades of Grey Squirrel

I am currently not on speaking terms with groundhogs from Pennsylvania or WaterLine publishers.  I’m not sure...

The Bambi Effect

Peace River Wildlife Center’s Facebook page blew up this past week when we posted about the rescue...

Grey Fox Goddess

Comic Con for Raptor Lovers

Don’t Rescue Me

Where the Wild Things Are

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Good Old What’s-his-name

Goodbye Bobo

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform Peace River Wildlife Center’s supporters that our...

Bitter ‘Nole Precedents and Bittern New Residents

A quick recap of the Bowl Season—UF Gators won and FSU Seminoles lost.  I realize their Rose...

A Little Blue Over The Holidays

What’s Up, Duck?

Team Bella vs Team Luna

Dirty Laundry

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Birds and Squirrels and Bears, Oh My!

Pickles’ Precarious Predicament

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Peace River Wildlife Center.  From the underpaid staff, to the...

A Tale of Three Birds

This week has been a busy one at Peace River Wildlife Center.  Baby season has finally slowed...

Flatwoods Eagle, Flat Out

Trick or Treat–Raccoon on the Roof

(Do Not) Put a Bobcat in Your Trunk

Wildlife Rescue-a Job and an Adventure

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Raccoons, Rabies, and the Rest of the Story

The end is NOT near

  Once upon a time there was a sweet, innocent wildlife rehabilitation center that loved nothing more...

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to PRWC

An alert Arcadia Florida resident picked up a hitchhiker last May.  While we do not generally encourage...

Coastal Cleanup 2014

Eagle Soars Again

It’s Not The Heat

Batty for Bats

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Squirrel Season

Ridin’ the Storm Out

  Where were you during Charley?  That is the question on everyone’s lips and minds this week...

Elle–Guardian of Her Galaxy

My faithful readers and I have been on some wild rides together over the years.  From troubleshooting...

Saving Cranes

Find something new to you and support PRWC

Luau with Luna

Throw Back Thursday

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It’s Good To Be Back From Vacation

Empty Nest Syndrome

Everyone handles Empty Nest Syndrome differently. My only child is a senior at Charlotte High School this...

A Crane-Full of Appreciation

Who knew a Sandhill crane with a crooked smile could warm your heart? During this busy spring season,...

Where in the World Is Wally?

Giving Challenge and Wally the Sandhill Crane