Partnership with Gopher Tortoise Commission

  Before & After! Gopher Tortoise Receives a Sporty New Shell January 20, 2018   This little guy needed some intensive care from Owls Nest and our friends at Citrus Park Animal Hospital were up for the challenge. After receiving a little TLC, he got a spiffy new shell and was able to be successfully…

Spotted Skunks

Late at night a few months back we, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, received an urgent call for help. Five tiny babies needed rescue. These rare kits had been orphaned and would not be able to survive on their own. A volunteer was dispatched to bring them in and upon arrival to the sanctuary the…

Gopher Tortoise Day

Come one, come all to a celebration of all things Gopher Tortoise! In a previous post, we talked about springtime and how it’s a wonderful chance to get outside and experience nature. Well, this Saturday (April 8th) at Upper Tampa Bay Park we will be hosting Gopher Tortoise Day to represent this unique and important…

The Science of Spring

Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping- spring is definitely here! But why does spring affect wildlife in the way it does? Let’s take a look at the science of spring. The Earth travels around the sun; a trip that takes approximately 365 days (one year). During the winter solstice, our hemisphere is the farthest…

Juvenile Bald Eagle Release

Two weeks ago we received a call from Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regarding a juvenile bald eagle at a landfill in Sumter County. While this is further then we generally cover this was a special case. FWC had two officers who had already spent an entire day attempting to get their hands on the…

Peregrine Falcon Release

Once on the brink of extinction, peregrine falcons are an amazing species with awesome adaptations that help them survive. This species would not have made a comeback and been removed from the endangered species list if it weren’t for human intervention and laws being put in place to protect them. Even with their numbers on…