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LWE Encounters app for iPhone

May. 29th, 2014 | Hospital Stories

After a nearly year-long partnership, Lindsay Wildlife Museum and Saint Mary’s College of California now offer an LWE Encounters, a mobile app for iPhone. LWE Encounters and the partnership between Lindsay Wildlife Experience and Saint Mary’s College of California was made possible by a 2014 grant through the Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities— Informal Science Education. The…

Patients of the Week: 1,000 animals in care

May. 15th, 2014 | Hospital Stories

To date, the wildlife rehabilitation hospital has treated nearly 2,000 animals in 2014. More than 1,000 of these patients are currently receiving care! This would not be possible without the generous support of donors and the time and commitment of Lindsay Wildlife Museum volunteers. This week volunteers issued a “Volunteer Challenge” to the public to support a springtime drive for…

10 Ways to Help Wildlife

Mar. 16th, 2015 | Hospital Stories

Lindsay Wildlife Experience offers: Ways to Help Wildlife 1.  Eliminate pesticide use in your home and landscaping Don’t use rodenticides! When you use poison bait to control rodents it will secondarily poison the raptors that eat the sick rodents.  Use preventative measures, snap-traps, and other alternatives (see the Safe Rodent Control Coalition website, http://saferodentcontrol.org/site/rodent-control/ for free information) 2.  Put litter…

Patient of the Week: March 27, 2014

Mar. 27th, 2014 | Hospital Stories

This past weekend, the wildlife hospital received two young fawns. One fawn was immediately returned to the location where it was found.  We attempted to reunite the other fawn, but could not find its mother. Because we do not have the resources for fawn rehabilitation, we transferred the fawn to another permitted rehabilitator for care. It is not unusual to…

Patient of the Week: March 13, 2014

Mar. 13th, 2014 | Hospital Stories

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, a sharp-shinned hawk was admitted to the wildlife rehabilitation hospital.  The bird flew into a window, suffering significant bruising and a ruptured air sac. We actually know quite a bit about this hawk. In addition to the exact location of the site where she was injured (a coffee shop in Benicia), this hawk has a…