Who doesn’t love squirrels? Like all wild animals living among us, the more we know about them, the more we can appreciate their lives and coexist peacefully. Squirrels just want to have fun and we can help by knowing how and when to assist a young squirrel and when to leave them be.
The largest of Ohio’s eight owl species, Great Horned Owls get a surprising head start on bringing up their babies. They’re nesting now! No worries about frozen eggs though—the female’s remarkable insulating down keeps eggs at 98 degrees F, even in subzero temperatures.
Perhaps no animal in our state has been subjected to more harmful myths and misinformation than the coyote. This is changing, thanks in large part to 21 years of painstaking research and public education by the Urban Coyote Research Project. The founder of this project, Dr.
We have been receiving House Finches in our Wildlife Hospital that have eye issues and that are unable to fly. These birds need medical treatment; they are probably suffering from conjunctivitis. If you are seeing these birds at your feeder try and rescue them, take down your feeders and clean them.… Read full story
Starting a garden is an excellent way to enjoy beautiful plants and delicious fruits, herbs, and vegetables right in your backyard. As a new gardener, it’s vital to be sure you’re choosing plants that will thrive in your climate. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map helps you determine which plants will grow best in your part of the country.… Read full story
All wild animals attacked by cats will require hospitalization. Cats have many different strains of harmful bacteria in their mouths, and that can create dangerous health situations for animals they attack if they don’t kill it upon the first encounter. Unseen tiny puncture wounds are common, and may lead to infection.
Who doesn’t love Hedwig in the Harry Potter series?! So today for Wildlife Wednesday we are going to spotlight a raptor who makes an occasional visit to the buckeye state from the north during the winter months – the Snowy Owl.
Did he see his shadow? According to our friend Punxsutawney Phil, there will be 6 more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow this morning. However, Ohio’s own Buckeye Chuck says it will be an early spring after not seeing his shadow.