October 9, 2013 Meeting Recap

We announced that the Free Again work day will be on October 19th at 10 in the Lawson parking lot. On October 23rd, Jennifer Swan will discuss Panamanian wildlife and Vicky Lang-Mendenhall from Touch of Nature will come by to talk about the Haunted Hollow event on November 3rd , so don’t miss out! Beverly Shofstall from Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation came by to discuss what she does and she brought some critters along to demonstrate her need for volunteers. She brought baby squirrels, opossums, and raccoons and gave facts about them. For example, did you know that opossums use their tails to wrap around food or building materials to carry them? She also brought three types of owls: Eastern Screech Owl, Short Eared Owl, and the Great Horned Owl. These animals were brought to her center because of human interaction with cars, pets (specifically cats with birds and dogs with opossums), and gunshots. Young animals that heal from their experiences are released back into the wild, but those unsuitable for release may be used as educational program animals. Dedicated volunteers are always needed at Free Again!

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