Hospital update–week of March 10

The hospital received 57 animals last week, bringing the total to 428 for this year.

Thirteen of the patients were baby eastern fox squirrels. Some were brought in because their nests were on branches trimmed out of trees. Please wait to trim trees until wildlife is finished using them as nesting spots. If you absolutely must trim a tree before September, look very carefully for any nests. While squirrel nests are large leafy structures and hard to miss, many birds’ nests are small and hidden in the branches. Hummingbird nests are no larger than a golf ball and because they are often covered with lichen, they look just like the branches they are attached to.