‘wildlife’

Lawn ornament or Eastern Screech Owl?

Lawn ornament or Eastern Screech Owl? you decide! At the moment we have 13 sick, injured, or orphaned screech owls in our hospital. We love that these youngsters are acting like wild owls as they ... continue reading

Thank You, CFSC, PF, NMNM and R&R

In 2017, PRWC was one of four organizations, out of nearly 100, chosen to participate in the Margin & Mission Ignition Earned Income Initiative. This program, funded by the Patterson Foundation, is a social enterprise ... continue reading

Young Eagle Renested with family

This fledgling bald eagle seems to be pointing his way home. He was renested by volunteer Kevin Barton, only to be found on the ground again a few days later. He was placed back up ... continue reading

Momma Opossum hit by a car with 6 babies clinging on for life

On Tuesday, a Virginia Opossum was rescued by a caring resident after she was found hit by a vehicle. She had 6 adorable babies clinging to her. Mama’s in recovery right now with trauma to ... continue reading

Otter-ly fascinating

Bottle Feeding a Baby Otter Last week’s unfortunate encounter between kayakers and a river otter on Braden River, where a woman got scratched when an otter jumped into her kayak, was an anomaly. Their whimsical ... continue reading

Raccoons, Rabies, and the Rest of the Story

A big shout out to Josh Olive, the esteemed publisher of WaterLine, for looking out for me.  I don’t always have time to write an article for the Charlotte Sun insert every week.  Sometimes I’m ... continue reading

Eagle Soars Again

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church – I keep it, staying at Home – With a Bobolink for a Chorister – And an Orchard, for a Dome – Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice ... continue reading

Squirrel Season

I realize the first breaths of a cool autumn breeze are weeks if not months away here in southwest Florida, but the seasons are changing already at Peace River Wildlife Center.  Baby bird season runs ... continue reading

Ridin’ the Storm Out

  Where were you during Charley?  That is the question on everyone’s lips and minds this week in Punta Gorda, Florida.  If you have to ask, “Charley Who?” you are obviously a newcomer and while ... continue reading

Saving Cranes

People are funny.  Funny like a clown.  And who isn’t terrified of clowns now?  Stephen King did for clowns what Anne Rice did for vampires.  Except that Stephen King took a fairly innocuous childhood staple ... continue reading