May 24, 2017
Our current animal census is at 216. We have about 30 opossums, 20 baby birds, and 70 mallard ducklings in our care.
On Saturday, May 26, 2017 from noon to 4pm, City Wildlife will be at Unleashed at 300 Tingey St SE. Come learn about City Wildlife and meet Ellie, our new education Eastern box turtle.
May 17, 2017
It is never a dull moment at the center these days! Our current animal census is at 165. We have about 40 Mallard ducklings and 40 maturing juvenile squirrels. The first young songbirds of the season are just starting to come in.
We are hoping to release a few animals this week. An Eastern box turtle that came in last fall with a respiratory infection is finally on the schedule to go home now that the temperatures are warming. Our early spring squirrels are almost ready for placement.
Help has arrived, too. Eliza Burbank, our seasonal Assistant Animal Care Manager, is back with us this summer. She first started at City Wildlife as a volunteer when she was a sophomore at American University. This August, she will be heading to vet school at the University of Tennessee.
Local artist Akemi Maegawa has installed stunning artwork in our reception area. The exhibition of wild animal-themed works will be on display for a month. Some pieces are available for purchase.
This Saturday, May 20, 2017 is International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). Celebrate at the IMBD Festival at the Nature Center in Rock Creek Park from 10am to 3pm. For more information, visit https://www.nps.gov/rocr/imbd.htm.
City Wildlife has been in the news a bit this week. Kate Ryan from WTOP did a piece on Lights Out DC: http://wtop.com/dc/2017/05/13825706/slide/1/. We have also been featured in a few stories about the new duck ramps installed at the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Here is a link to one of the articles: http://dcist.com/2017/05/ducks_get_ramps_for_easier_access_t.php.